Next to the waffle iron and my grill, I think the slow cooker is my favorite kitchen appliance. What’s not to like, you throw everything in one pot, walk away for half of the day, come back and it’s all done for you. Hence my Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew Pot Pie.
To keep things simple and in line with that idea, I wrote the recipe as such – throw it all in, press a button and let it cook.
But if you want to take some time to extract more flavor, braise the beef first, saute the vegetables then add it all to your slow cooker with the liquids.
Don’t have a slow cooker, no problem. Braise the beef and saute the vegetables all in one pot and then just add the liquids in and bring it to a boil. Once boiled, turn down the heat to a simmer and cook for 1 1/2 hours.
See— you have options, so go for it—your friends and family will love this.