Slow Cooker Beef and Baked Bean Stew

  • 10MINS
  • 6HR 30MINS
  • 313KCAL

A quick and hearty slow cooked stew that's packed with tender beef, plenty of vegetables and baked beans.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories313
  • Carbs36g
  • Protein28g
  • Fat4.2g
  • Saturates1.5g
  • Sugars10g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Is there anything better than popping simple ingredients into the slow cooker, and returning a few hours later to a hearty, warming stew? With this Beef and Baked Bean Stew, you can do exactly that!

As an added bonus, your kitchen will smell wonderful as this stew bubbles away in the background, allowing you to get on with your day or prepare any side dishes, ready for a hot dinner on demand when you’re ready. If you simply can’t wait, take a look at Beef and Baked Bean Stew for a quicker stove top version that’s just as tender and tasty.

Packed full of fresh stew veggies, you can add whatever leftovers you have in the fridge and this recipe will still work while reducing food waste, too. You could try mushrooms, frozen peas or even courgette and they’ll all go wonderfully in this stew.

As the name suggests, we’ve added baked beans to our stew but don’t let it put you off: it adds a rich depth of flavour and adds filling proteins to make this Beef and Baked Bean Stew even more satisfying. If you’ve not heard of Henderson’s Relish before, it’s a sauce that’s very similar to Worcestershire sauce that’s naturally gluten free. We use it in many of our recipes and you can find it in most supermarkets in the condiment aisle.

Serve on its own for a delicious dinner as the nights get colder, or with a wholemeal roll for dipping.

What diets is this Beef and Baked Bean Stew suitable for?

This recipe is suitable for dairy free diets.

It can also be made suitable for gluten free diets as long as you use gluten free versions of the following ingredients:

  • Beef stock cube
  • Beef stock pot (most beef stock pots are gluten free, but please do double check)

We’ve used Henderson’s Relish in this recipe, which is a gluten free substitute to Worcestershire Sauce. You can find it in the condiments aisle in the supermarket.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Beef and Baked Bean Stew recipe?

  • If you’re on WW Green then you’ll need to count 8 Points per portion of this Beef and Baked Bean Stew recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Blue then you’ll need to count 8 Points per portion of this Beef and Baked Bean Stew recipe.
  • If you’re on WW Purple then you’ll need to count 6 Points per portion of this Beef and Baked Bean Stew recipe.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Beef and Baked Bean Stew?

Nope! This recipe is really simple to make and just requires a few staple, store cupboard ingredients.

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A slow cooker is one of our kitchen essentials, and makes stews and casseroles so easy. You can find one on Amazon.

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A small, sharp knife makes chopping veggies a breeze. You can find one at the supermarket or on Amazon.

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Henderson’s Relish is a gluten free substitute for Worcestershire sauce and we use it in many of our recipes. It’s widely available in supermarkets or online.

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A frying pan is needed to brown the beef before popping in the slow cooker, like this one from Amazon.

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How many calories are in this Beef and Baked Bean Stew?

There are 313 calories per portion in this Beef and Baked Bean Stew which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Beef and Baked Bean Stew is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the beef for 2-3 minutes, turning halfway to ensure an even colour.

Step 2

Transfer the browned beef to the slow cooker and add black pepper, carrots, onions, potatoes, beef stock, stock pot and Henderson’s Relish.

Step 3

Stir the baked beans into the slow cooker, cover with the lid and cook on high for 4.5 hours. Remove the lid and cook for a further 1.5-2 hours.

Step 4

Season to taste with salt and black pepper and serve.

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What could I serve with this Beef and Baked Bean Stew?

This Beef and Baked Bean Stew really is a meal in itself, but if you wanted to serve it with an accompaniment then any of the following would work really well:

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How do you know when this Beef and Baked Bean Stew is cooked?

You’ll need to cook your Beef and Baked Bean Stew until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. This should take around 6 1/2 hours in the slow cooker.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Beef and Baked Bean Stew in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of this Beef and Baked Bean Stew in the fridge for around 3 – 5 days.

Can I freeze this Beef and Baked Bean Stew?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze in portions as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat this Beef and Baked Bean Stew?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with a loosely fitting lid and heat for 3-5 minutes until piping hot, stirring halfway through.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes or until piping hot.

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Slow Cooker Beef and Baked Bean Stew

A quick and hearty slow cooked stew that's packed with tender beef, plenty of vegetables and baked beans.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    6 HR 30
  • KCals 313
  • Carbs 36G
  • WW Points:
  • 8 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 6 Purple

Ingredients

  • 500 g diced beef all visible fat removed
  • 2 tins baked beans 410g tins
  • 1 large carrot peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 600 ml boiling water to make up the beef stock
  • 1 beef stock pot
  • 2 tbsp Henderson's Relish
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the beef for 2-3 minutes, turning halfway to ensure an even colour.
  2. Transfer the browned beef to the slow cooker and add black pepper, carrots, onions, potatoes, beef stock, stock pot and Henderson's Relish.
  3. Stir the baked beans into the slow cooker, cover with the lid and cook on high for 4.5 hours. Remove the lid and cook for a further 1.5-2 hours.
  4. Season to taste with salt and black pepper and serve.

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Lauren TaylorMonday 9th November 2020

Can it be cooked on low all day with the lid on or is there a reason it’s on high and the lid is taken off?

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    HollyMonday 16th November 2020

    Hey Lauren, we have suggested removing the lid to thicken the sauce of the stew towards the end of cooking but have a look HERE at our slow cooker conversion article which will give you a guide for cooking this recipe on low and the suggested times. Hope that helps!

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SianSunday 25th October 2020

I cant get Henderson relish tryed all the supermarkets by me is there anything else you can use as want to make it this week

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    HollyMonday 26th October 2020

    Hey Sian, you can easily substitute the Henderson’s Relish for Worcestershire sauce. Hope that helps!

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Sharon BishopWednesday 21st October 2020

The Beef and baked bean stew is just divine 😋, done in the slow cooker while I was at work, had garlic bread with it, these recipes are just brilliant, thank you for sharing ❤️😋

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    HollyThursday 22nd October 2020

    Hey Sharon, so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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