A definite keeper!!!!
Absolutely first class. I wasnt expecting too much from this. I got a slow cooker with the idea of making easy meals we could just come back to without much effort involved but most recipes require pre frying meats and vegetables in the morning which defeated the object to me. I bought this packet mix because according to the instructions you just put everything straight in the cooker together and switched it on. I didn’t have high hopes.... but oh my goodness it was FABULOUS! Literally did what it said on the packet, less than a couple of minutes to prepare and what a delight it turned out to be, one of the best stews we’ve ever had! Tempting smells emerged from the kitchen and it tasted devine, the family practically licked their plates! I can’t recommend this enough, it will definitely be a repeat purchase in our house! I do find it hard to fathom that two people have moaned that they had to add ale to the packet mix. Did they assume that the beef was in the small packet envelope too......?!
Must add water.............
This is quite a good flavour and combines with veg well. But on the packet it should say "Add Water". The sauce is very concentrated and if you don't add water it would go too dry. I added a LOT of water........at least half a pint. Taste is good.
Bought this with my online shopping, it wasn’t until I read the instructions did I realize there’s no ALE in it you have to add that yourself which I didn’t have, it was tasteless. To my mind it’s against the trades description act, or at the least very misleading, even if you bought it in store without reading glasses you cannot see the writing. Would never buy again and do not recommend.......
Hearty stew for a winters night
Gorgeous and so easy! I buy this regularly and it’s a hit with the family in a cold night. Very easy tea and smells divine when it’s cooking in the ale!
This works really well and I now use it all the time for my slow cooked stews. Have tried others in the past but prefer this one.
excellent mix for a really tasty stew, it does say on the back of the packet all of the ingredients needed, including ALE, what is so difficult in reading what you need?
Very good.cant recommend anything better and always use this.brand
I bought this sauce and it says it is a sauce for Beef and ALE stew and it says 'Just Add' but on using it I found that I needed to buy the ale so your title is misleading. There is no mention at all about needing to buy ale.