Tasty Tuesday – It Doesn’t Get Any Easier Than This

Hello world and thank you for tuning in to this weeks Tasty Tuesday.

Now when I say it doesn’t get any easier than this, I really mean it does not. If you can boil a kettle, cook a baked potato or toast a slice of bread then you can seriously make this dish because it is that EASY!

So what is it?

Well I call it Beef, Noodle and Dumpling Stew

And why is it so easy?

Well because it really is a case of everything in one pot and leave it to it’s own devices for the day courtesy of the slow cooker/crock pot.

Admittedly you do need a specific piece of kitchen equipment in the slow cooker but as these are becoming more prevalent in our kitchens as the costs come down and the fact that we are moving slowly but surely into winter, I decided that it was a risk worth taking and so took the leap and purchased my very own a couple of weeks ago so you are today witnessing it’s very first recipe.

Wish me luck….

So how do we make the lovely sounding dish, well first we need to get our hands on the following ingredients.



  1. Bell Peppers x 3 finely chopped
  2. Broad Beans shelled
  3. Egg Noodles
  4. Button Mushrooms
  5. 1 Litre Beef Stck
  6. 500gms Chopped Stewing Steak
  7. 3 Garlic Cloves
  8. 3  Thai Chili’s
  9. Capers
  10. 1 Large Onion finely chopped
  11. Baby Potatoes
  12. Baby Corn chopped
  13. 400gms Mixed Beans
  14. Optional Dumplings

So this dish is SO simple as I say. The preparation could not be any more simple and as for cooking, well adding ingredients to a pot that you then leave for several hours is hardly cordon bleu cooking even if the results are amazing…!

Chop the Onion, Garlic and Chilli’s and Capers.


Mix the first 500mls of Beef Stock.


Pour into the Crockpot and then add the prepared ingredients.

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Chop the Button Mushrooms and the Baby Corn, followed by the Egg Noodles, the Broad Beans, the Potatoes and the Peppers.

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And then add them all to the pot.

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Add the rest of the Beef Stock.


Give it a good mix and then take the Mixed Beans, put them into a sieve and rinse with fresh tap water then add to the pot.

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Chop the Beef into sensible bitesize pieces and add to the pot.

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Mix in well, put the lid on, set the Crockpot to low and leave for several hours before serving.

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Eh Voila! A thick, healthy action packed stew with so many flavour and textures, you will always want second helpings!

Sorry to say but there is no food diary to report because there was no food eaten on Sunday as I was a poorly person.

I imagine I will make up for it soon though 😉

Also no exercise and no screenshots for yesterday either as obviously feeling a bit left over. Here’s hoping tomorrow will be a little better with a trifle more activity to help me reach my goals.

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

21 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday – It Doesn’t Get Any Easier Than This

  1. Osyth says:

    I need to buy another one …. my original and loved Slow Cooker died in Grove many years ago when I decided to reduce the gravy on the hob using the nice crock-pot. Bang! But my daughter has one in London and swears by it – in fact I gave her a slow cooker recipe book the other day. Yes, I must invest in another. Oh! And the recipe looks super tasty btw 😀

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  2. Lisa says:

    Not to sound stupid, but is a broad bean the same as our butter bean? And like Osyth, our well-used crock pot cracked and went to crock pot heaven. I have been meaning to buy another. All that aside, this stew sounds lovely and looks delicious! Good job!

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  3. Emma says:

    Really pleased that the way you have been feeling, is nothing to do with your operation, and should pass soon !!
    As for what am I doing, right now ,I’m sulking , after having got in temper with my phone ( know what you meant, just kidding ).will persevere 😉

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  4. New Journey says:

    yummy….but for me leave out the red meat replace with butternut squash or just leave it out….I love using my crock pot…however mine is just boring white…yours seems to match your beautiful kitchen tiles…love the bright colors….my husband actually uses the crock quit often to make his soups, then he freezes them and has a back up meal in the freezer…my sister in law has a huge crockpot…she made a ham with a couple cans of coke…it turned out yummy….seems the crock pot is making a come back….thanks…and glad to hear that you only have a flu bug, I know that I didn’t sound nice, but the flu is doable…I am so glad it wasn’t anything serious as in part of your surgery, etc.. and those nasty flu bugs seem to be getting worse every year….glad your feeling up to tasty Tuesday….sending you healing thoughts and hugs….XXXKat

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  5. Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

    Thanks Kat!
    Feeling a little better already to be honest now I have had a second opinion that it is almost definitely the flu jab causing the crappy feeling!
    Hopefully it will pass soon and I shall get some exercise in once again and start to feel normal.
    Well, fingers crossed anyway!
    As for the crockpot, I bought that colour as it matches the tiles, pretty cool eh?!
    I shall investigate more slow cooker recipes as the winter progresses but for now I plan to make a chilli with a brisket of beef and do that in the slow cooker….


  6. Julie says:

    I love the fact that your recipes are straight forward and without thousands of ingredients that never get used again..one problem I keep losing them, I want to find your strogonoff (cant spell) I think you need a Camerons Concoctions heading at the top with all your tasty tuesdays listed lol . You are certainly sounding more cheerful today, lets hope that pesky flu jab has been kicked into touch!

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    • Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

      Just for you Julie, I have added a new heading by the name of Recipes.
      Click on this and it will take you to links for them all.
      All further recipes will go under the Tasty Tuesday banner of the blog but will also be linked to the Recipes header for ease of access.
      Hope this helps!


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