Haxton’s Big Beef Stew

Big beef stew

Thanks to Lorraine Haxton for this beef stew recipe. We were surprised how rich the gravy turned out and how tasty the beef was. Thanks Lorraine.


2 tbsp oil
1 kg beef, diced
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 celery stick, chopped
3 potatoes, cubed
2 tbsp plain flour
3 cups beef stock
1/3 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cornflour, dissolved

Cooking Instructions

  1. Add flour, salt, pepper and meat into plastic bag, shake and coat meat well.
  2. In large inner pot, heat oil, add meat and cook in batches until browned, set aside.
  3. Add onion to pot and cook until translucent.
  4. Add remaining vegetables to pot and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Return meat, layering over vegetables and add remaining ingredients.
  6. Bring pot to boil and simmer for 30 minutes, lid on.
  7. Transfer pot to Ecopot, with lid on.
  8. Cooking time 4 hours.

HINT … You may need a little cornflour to thicken at the end. If so, add cornflour at least 30 minutes prior to serving, otherwise cornflour taste may remain.


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