• 500 g gravy beef
  • 2 medium red or brown onions, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped roughly
  • 2 carrots, peeled and thickly sliced
  • 535 g can Wattie’s Just Add Hearty Savoury Mince Simmer Sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 bay leaves (optional)
  • 425 g can Craig's Red Kidney Beans in brine, drained and rinsed

Slow Cooker

1. Turn the slow cooker on to low to preheat.

2. Cut beef into 3cm pieces and place in the slow cooker. Add onions, celery and carrots. Add Wattie’s Just Add Hearty Savoury Mince Simmer Sauce, water and bay leaves.

3. Cook on low for 7-8 hours, until the meat is tender.

4. Stir inCraig’s Red Kidney Beans. Cover and cook for a further 10-15 minutes, until beans are hot. Season to taste. Remove bay leaves. Serve with mashed potato and seasonal vegetables.

Oven cook

1. Preheat oven to 160°C.

2. Prepare as for slow cooker but place ingredients in a casserole dish. Cover. Place in the oven and cook for 2 1/2-3 hours.

3. Remove from oven and add red kidney beans. Cover. Return to oven and cook a further 10 minutes untill beans are heated through and beef is tender.

Made With

Red Kidney Beans

Red kidney beans are a convenient way to make your meat dishes go further. Add them to mince recipes, soups, stews and casseroles to make the meal go further, whilst also bumping up the protein and dietary fibre. 

Rate and Review

8 Ratings

Reviews (8)

Owen Shanks's Review | Rating

Sounds good to me. I have written the ingredients (those that I don't already have)onto my next shopping list.

charmaine jones's Review | Rating

nice for cold winter days

Linda's Review | Rating

Omg.. First timer right here with using my slow cooker and i absolutly love it.. Y didnt i try it ages ago haha.. So happy that this recipes was my first but is'nt my last...

Russell Howell's Review | Rating

Good hearty meal but missed a little kick somewhere

stacyann's Review | Rating

Because its so easy to make when your a busy single mother.

Caroline's Review | Rating

It’s asking me to review a recipe I haven’t even seen yet, let alone tried. This website is flawed.

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Shane Halse's Review | Rating

absolutely delicious

Nick Lynn's Rating