This classical beef dish requires a large slow cooker: 4–5 litres (4–5 US liquid quarts). As with most casseroles the cut of steak used is either chuck or blade steak which tends to be the most inexpensive yet tastiest part of the animal. And as with most slow cooked casseroles the preparation time is minimal and the meal is cooked and ready to be eaten when you get home after work. It also includes fresh vegetables in abundance. And because the vegetables are included there is no requirement to add anything else – which is obviously important for weight loss.