About this recipe: This is a tried-and-tested beef stew that can be made on the hob or in the slow cooker. This should make a very substantial meal for two (we get two meals out of it) or can serve four with some bread and green veggies.
You can easily make this in the slow cooker. Simply add to a slow cooker instead of a casserole, and cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 4 hours.
This is delicious, I added some of the ale I was drinking to a slow cooker (prior to passing out) and let the slow cooker work its magic on low for 8 hours. (That's when I awoke) The slow cooker allows you to get pissed and pass out, wgen you awake, ravaged with hunger, its ready. thanks, fabulous!!!!!! - 18 Jan 2014
Altered ingredient amounts. I substituted Stewart Island Rainwater for tap water - not quite as nice but it did the trick !! - 19 Jul 2009 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)
Simple, easy and delicious! Thankyou, Madvix - so glad you won the slow cooker! Just remember to reduce the fluid, because very little evaporates from the slow cooker and you can easily end up with a watery sauce. Apart from the wine, I used only half a cup of beef stock, no water. Don't be tempted to add other flavourings, the bay leaves, Worcester Sauce and freshly ground pepper give a beautiful taste. I used beef shin and cooked on LOW for 8 hours. Perfect! (A tin of mixed beans make a very nice addition) - 30 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)