Don’t put your life on go-slow by getting chained to the stove – simply grab a slow cooker and pass the work over to this ultimate kitchen tool.


1 red onion, chopped

2 carrots, peeled, chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes

2 teaspoons sweet paprika

600g trimmed lean blade steak, cut into cubes

1x400g can crushed tomatoes with paste

1x cup reduced-salt beef stock

1x400g can black beans, rinsed, drained (can swap out with red kidney beans or even chickpeas if desired)


Chuck all the ingredients except black beans into a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until meat is very tender. Add the black beans for the last hour of cooking time. That’s it, done!