Slow Cooked Beef & Vegetable Casserole

Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, Slow Cooker, Stew, Spelt grains, winter warmer

I don’t know about you but I really couldn’t live without a bottle of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce in my cupboard as it seems to have so many culinary uses. Whether it’s pepping up a Marie Rose Sauce or adding to a dish such as my Minced Beef and Onions. I remember my dad always having it splashed on an English Breakfast and my mum loved it in a glass of tomato juice – it’s a sauce we’ve all grown up with which adds a power house of flavour.

We’re constantly being told to eat more fruit and vegetables (10 portions a day was headlining this week) and less red meat, so with this in mind I developed this delicious Beef and Vegetable Casserole. The flavour of the beef is enhanced by the Worcestershire Sauce and with the addition of spelt grains, butternut squash, swede and leek it makes for a really economical, healthy and tasty meal. Better still, it’s cooked in the slow cooker so that you can come home to a fabulous meal and just add some green vegetables and mashed potato. My whole family loved this dish as the sweetness of the butternut squash and the swede really compliment the beef!

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For more Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce recipe inspiration why not check out this video to see how to make a tasty Italian Lasagne!


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Slow Cooked Beef & Vegetable Casserole
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A delicious and nutritious slow cooked Beef & Vegetable Casserole made with spelt grains, butternut squash, swede and leek - comfort food at its best!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4-5
  • 400g Stewing steak or leftover cooked beef, diced
  • 2 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 2 Onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 Cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 450g Swede, diced
  • 450g Butternut squash, diced
  • 3 Celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 Small leek, sliced
  • 100g Pearled spelt grains
  • 2 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 10 mls Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
  • Bouquet garni
  • 800 mls Beef stock
  1. Heat up the oil in a non-stick pan and brown the diced beef in 2 batches.
  2. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Next fry the onions in the same pan until starting to go slightly brown.
  4. Add the rest of the vegetables and spelt grains and fry for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the meat back to the pan along with the bouquet garni, Worcestershire sauce, tomato puree and stock.
  6. Transfer to a slow cooker and cook on high for 6 – 7 hours or low for 8 – 9 hours.
  7. Serve with green vegetables and mash.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for which I was reimbursed for my time and ingredients.  All opinions are my own.


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  1. Ursula Hunt

    It might be summer but this is in my slow cooker now, the weather feels like autumn

    1. Camilla

      I don’t blame you, very jealous:-)

  2. Kirsty Fox

    I’m not a big fan of beef but I have to say that this looks absolutely delicious!

  3. June Etherington

    Love these slow cook recipes. Great for when you’ve got a busy day.This one looks delicious & will be giving it a go very soon.

    1. Camilla

      Exactly the slow cooker is a life saver:-) Enjoy!

  4. bev

    Looks delicius!

  5. Ursula Hunt

    I too love Worcester sauce, great for adding flavour

  6. William Gould

    Looks good! Wife make a similar one using sliced potatoes, carrots and onions, with a can of chopped tomatoes!

  7. Paul Wilson

    Just the meal for a day like today.

  8. Carly Ann

    Comfort food at it’s best! I slow cook a lot but I’ve never thought of adding spelt beans before – I can’t wait to try this out!

  9. Jean

    going to try this, looks delicious!

  10. Sharon Hingley

    Now this looks perfect for these cooler nights.

  11. Niori

    This looks delicious. My slow cooker has been on a lot lately so on the lookout for new recipes to try for it.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it is very tasty:-)

  12. Anne Dalzell

    I agree with you about Lea and Perrins, it makes everything taste delicious.

  13. Abigail Cullen

    What a yummy looking meal, looks really wholesome and delicious.

  14. Irene Wright

    love these easy recipes where they are cooked n the slow cooker. Makes life so much simpler to put it on then forget it. This one is just a bit different to my usual mixture – must try it

  15. bev

    Looks delish!

  16. Paul Wilson

    These kinds of dishes almost make me look forward to the winter.

  17. Lesley Underhill

    This recipe is a must for me, looks really yummy!

  18. Heather Haigh

    I’m sure it’s wrong that I’m hunting down casserole recipes in June, but brrrrr, and this one looks perfect for the leftover beef rib I froze last week. Dinner tonight is found. :)

    1. Camilla


  19. Ursula Hunt

    Great use of the slow cooker

  20. Carolyn Clapham

    That sounds like real comfort food. Nice!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, yes it’s exactly that:-)

  21. Ursula Hunt

    Great recipe, the family loved it

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous, really pleased to hear that:-)

  22. casspuss

    sounds gorge x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you it is:-)

  23. Herbert Appleby

    any chance of a little paprika and chilli in the mix for a south American edge

    1. Camilla

      You can adapt any recipe to your own taste:-)

  24. Carolyn Clapham

    That sounds delicious!

  25. corrall

    Oh gosh this looks so good and I do love my Lea & Perrins. Must give this a try.

    1. Camilla

      Do let me know what you think:-)

  26. Helen B

    I love Lea & Perrins! Such a store cupboard staple. I’d be lost without it! This looks loveyl :)

    1. Camilla

      Thank, it is really tasty:-)

  27. Sweetie72

    This casserole sounds very tasty x

  28. glenn hutton

    This recipe looks so warming and delicious!

  29. Sheila Reeves

    Love my slow cooker, this recipe will get a try out soon. I love to add L & P to a lot of my dishes, stews, bolognese, soups etc

  30. Judit & Corina |Wine Dine Daily

    What a delicious and comforting dish Camilla! Lovely way to use Worcestershire Sauce.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  31. Ursula Hunt

    I love using the slow cooker, the meat is always so tender. It is great to prepare the meal, go out for the day and then return to a delicious meal

  32. Amy Jo McLellan

    Mmmm, this looks just like what I could fancy right now!

  33. Rachel B

    this looks great. I love Beef Stew. Your recipe uses a greater variety of vegetables than I usually use so seems a great way of getting some of our recommended daily amount.


    This looks yummy, I always slow cook beef recipies gives it more flavour & cheaper to cook as I do mine in the slow cooker. You can add variety to beef recipies too.

  35. Danika Lloyd

    Looks yummy!!

  36. Tracy Nixon

    Wooo this sounds lush! Ever since the horse meat scare I always buy beef fresh from the butchers and make up all my beef dinners from scratch! This one sounds lovely! Thanks!

  37. glenn hutton

    This looks so warming and yummy!

  38. Maya Russell

    Can you get spelt grains from a general supermarket? Can I replace it with barley grains? I have some to use up. I like slow cook recipes and am always looking for easy ones, so thanks.

    1. Camilla

      Yes, I used Sharpham Park Organic Pearled Spelt Grains which I know are available in Waitrose & from Ocado. Yes you could also use barley grains but the spelt is really good if you can get hold of it:-) Health food shops would also be a good place to look.

      1. Maya Russell

        Thanks, I’ll definitely try to get some.

  39. Paul Wilson

    Hearty, I think is the word.

  40. Kirsty Mills

    Looks delicious :)

  41. Rachel O'neill

    A great slow cooker recipe, Im always looking out for great recipes for my slow cooker. Thanks

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, hope you enjoy it!

  42. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    Lovely Camilla! And nice to see uses for L&P other than a spiced tomato juice.

    Perfect for #ExtraVeg too!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen! I was late eating tomatoes and have never drunk a tomato juice, OH used to drink them!

  43. Mary Barry

    I am still having trouble finding the month’s Frugal recipes

    1. Camilla

      The latest round-ups are all at the bottom of my Credit Crunch Munch page here: http://www.fabfood4all.co.uk/credit-crunch-munch/ March is now going to be in with April so will appear at the end of the month.

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