This slow cooker Bangladeshi beef stew is a real comfort food meal. It's also super easy. Just dump it in the slow cooker and go! It may not look pretty but it is a great homemade stew with curry flavours.
Coat the beef in the cornflour. Put all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover with water. Stir so everything is well combined. Cook for 8 hours.
Serve with rice.
Stove Top Method
Heat a little oil in a pan. When hot, add the cloves, cardamom and cinnamon stick. Cook for just a minute then add the onions and cook gently until softened.
Add the garlic, ginger and diced chilli pepper and cook for another minute then stir in the ground spices (cumin and coriander).
Add the beef and brown on all sides before adding the vegetables and stock.
Bring to the boil then lower the heat and simmer gently for about 2 hours.
If there is too much liquid in at the end you can dissolve the cornflour in a little cold water and stir it in until the stew thickens.
Stove top and Slow cooker method combined
If you have a little more time and don't want to just dump and go, you can follow steps 1-3 above and then transfer the stew to the slow cooker to finish cooking.
Nutritional information is approximate and a guideline only.You can coat the beef with the cornflour at the beginning so it thickens the stew as it is cooking. Alternatively you can wait until the end and then if you feel it needs thickening you can stir it in dissolved in some water.