Stews, casseroles, pot-roasts and slow-roasts

Want to create a succulent, flavourful dish that's ridiculously easy? Take your pick from our stews, casseroles, pot-roast and slow-roast recipes.

Stews, casseroles, pot-roasts and slow-roasts
Beef stew with a Yorkshire hat

Beef stew with a Yorkshire hat

This delicious stew is a particular joy in the bleaker months - serve a Yorkshire pudding on top for extra impact.

Fragrant chicken stew

Fragrant chicken stew

A comforting chicken stew to make a big batch of and keep on standby in the freezer.

Persian-style lamb and rhubarb stew

Persian-style lamb and rhubarb stew

This slow-cooked Middle Eastern lamb and rhubarb stew will make you think of rhubarb in a totally new way. Make in advance and freeze for a dinner party.

Rabbit with tomato and rosemary

Rabbit with tomato and rosemary

Rabbit is one of our finest wild foods and it's now in season. This flavoursome rabbit recipe is great for a dinner party.

Red-cooked or Hong Sao beef

Red-cooked or Hong Sao beef

This is a traditional slow-braised or ‘red-cooked’ dish. You can freeze the leftover sauce and use it as the base for noodle soups.

Oxtail and prune casserole

Oxtail and prune casserole

Oxtail is succulent and tender in a casserole, the long slow cooking allows all the lovely red wine and prune flavours to mingle.

Pot-roast cider chicken with creamy onions and little gem lettuce

Pot-roast cider chicken with creamy onions and little gem lettuce

Cooking chicken in this way ensures maximum moistness, yet gives a crispy skin. And there’s no need to make gravy!

Pot-roasted brisket

Pot-roasted brisket

An inexpensive cut of meat, that's great for slow cooking.

Slow-roast pork belly with quince

Slow-roast pork belly with quince

Although this pork belly recipe is best with quince, you can use sour eating apples. Buy an outdoor-reared piece of pork belly, if possible.

Throw-it-all-in stew

Throw-it-all-in stew

Include lots of vegetables in your stew and you’ll get a lot of your five-a-day in this wonderful one-pot recipe.

Hearty beef and red wine stew with Cheddar and parsley dumplings

Hearty beef and red wine stew with Cheddar and parsley dumplings

This beef stew recipe is cooked slowly so that the beef is wonderfully tender. The Cheddar and parsley dumplings are a perfect accompaniment. It can also be frozen.

Spanish chicken and potato stew

Spanish chicken and potato stew

Spicy chorizo sausage gives this Spanish chicken recipe its distinctive flavour and rich colour. Make it in advance and freeze for when you can't find time to cook.

Chicken, leek and pearl barley stew with parsley dumplings

Chicken, leek and pearl barley stew with parsley dumplings

This stew is the perfect winter warmer. The herb dumplings and pearl barley mean you don't need any other accompaniments. A big bowl of this is bound to put a smile on anyone's face.

30-minute beef and dumplings

30-minute beef and dumplings

This traditional beef dish is a hearty stew that is best enjoyed in the cold, winter months.

Beef and ale stew with herby dumplings

Beef and ale stew with herby dumplings

Shin of beef is one of the best cuts for making a rich, juicy stew but it does require longer cooking – so it’s perfect for a pressure cooker. It makes a perfect pie filling too.

Slow-roasted pork

Slow-roasted pork

Slow cook recipes are currently all the rage and this pork dish won't disappoint. The chump end is the best part of a pig for this roast.

Slow-roast salmon with simple white wine and thyme risotto

Slow-roast salmon with simple white wine and thyme risotto

A warming dish made from slow-roasting salmon and pairing it with a light, simple thyme risotto.

Pot-roasted pork chops in cider with shallots and peas

Pot-roasted pork chops in cider with shallots and peas

Thick pork chops can dry out during cooking, so pot-roasting them with liquid helps keep them juicy.

Pot-roast guinea fowl with pistachio stuffing

Pot-roast guinea fowl with pistachio stuffing

Guinea fowl is not just a pot roast, this bird makes a classy centrepiece to a dinner table.

Pot-roast duck with baby turnips

Pot-roast duck with baby turnips

This is a light dish – slowly and gently cooked for a tender, tasty meal – despite the bird's reputation as a fatty meat.

Pot-roasted pheasant with pearl barley and root veg

Pot-roasted pheasant with pearl barley and root veg

Introduced by the Normans in the 11th century, the pheasant is now a familiar sight in the British countryside. This is a fabulous alternative to a traditional Sunday lunch.

Easy sausage casserole

Easy sausage casserole

This casserole recipe is a whole meal that you can make in one pan – which means very little washing up!

Chicken, pancetta and bean stew with sage

Chicken, pancetta and bean stew with sage

A rustic Italian stew recipe that, with the first mouthful, will transport you to an Umbrian cucina.

Pork belly and red pepper casserole

Pork belly and red pepper casserole

This one-pot recipe freezes perfectly and the pork belly makes this a cheap, tasty dish.

Italian bean casserole

Italian bean casserole

This substantial casserole of two beans - borlotti and cannellini - will bring a hearty glow to your face - and it's suitable for veggies too.

Sausage, mushroom and Guinness casserole

Sausage, mushroom and Guinness casserole

The use of that Irish staple – Guinness – gives this casserole an added depth of flavour.

Turkey and squash casserole

Turkey and squash casserole

A more sophisticated and enticing dish than turkey curry, this casserole recipe is the perfect way to use up leftover Christmas turkey.

Beef and Guinness stew

Beef and Guinness stew

This classic beef stew recipe is a one-pot winner, plus it's easy to make and perfect for freezing.

Balsamic beef and pepper stew

Balsamic beef and pepper stew

This is a comforting one-pot beef stew recipe with balsamic vinegar, butternut squash and red peppers.

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