(Mostly) Yummy Mummy and the ‘£4 Slow Cooker Challenge’

By Chris Bennett | 22/06/2012 | Posted in Kitchen

After recently reviewing our Flavour Savour, (Mostly) Yummy Mummy has had a go at our £4 Slow Cooker Challenge’ and has cooked up a delicious recipe of slow cooked beef and haricot bean stew, check it out below and why not have a go for yourself:

As you know, I love my new Flavour Savour slow cooker and I was happy to take up the £4 Slow Cooker Challenge over at Morphy Richards Home of the House-Proud.

The rules are simple, come up with a slow cooker recipe for a main meal (the main component ) to feed a family of four. You can’t spend any more than £4 when creating it but you are allowed a number of ‘free ingredients’ that don’t have to come out of the £4 budget, including salt, pepper, herbs, stock, oil and water (obviously!)

So here is my entry for the challenge..

Slow cooked beef and haricot bean stew


  • 440g casserole steak (£2.75)
  • 1 large onion (12p)
  • 3 carrots (34p)
  • 410g tin haricot beans in water – drained (44p)
  • 1 1/2 pints beef stock (approx)
  • 2 tablespoons of wholegrain mustard (approx 20p)
  • flour seasoned with salt and pepper

Roughly dice the casserole steak and coat in flour seasoned with salt and pepper.

Now peel and chop the onion and carrots and drain the beans.

Add a glug of oil to the pan and seal the beef and then add the onion and carrot for a couple of minutes to soften.

Now add some of the beef stock, pop in the beans, then add more stock if needed to make sure the ingredients are all covered. Stir, now leave to slow cook on the lowest setting, for the longest time.

Once the stew is cooked, stir through the wholegrain mustard and serve with fresh crusty bread or mounds of mashed potatoes.

Delicious! It couldn’t be easier and it (just!) comes within the £4 budget!


If you would like to have a go at the £4 Slow Cooker Challenge, once you’ve cooked up your dish you can send in your recipe along with a picture so Morphy Richards can share it with visitors to Home of the House Proud’ along with your photo here or e-mail it to morphychallenge@finncomms.com. You need to state the cost of each ingredient when you submit the recipe and best of all, from all of the entries, each month they will select an entrant at random to win £200 worth of Morphy Richards products! 

Good luck!

If you regularly use a slow cooker or think slow cooking sounds right up your street, we’ve got a tasty treat for you with our ‘£4 Slow Cooker Challenge’. You could win £200 worth of Morphy Richards items in our monthly draw. To find out more information about the challenge, click here.

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