About this recipe: I love to come home to the smell of home cooked food but as I'm the only one that cooks in our house this is a rarity. That's why I love my slow cooker and this hearty winter dish is a favourite for all the family. Thick gravy and tender slow cooked beef ideally served with mashed potatoes, cabbage and some nice crusty bread to mop up. Great to prepare all the vegetables the night before especially if slow cooking.
This recipe should have enough salt from the ingredients listed, however if you prefer you may add more towards the end of cooking to add more flavour. Also, you can use a mixture of herbs such as boquet garni, but thyme and parsley bring out the best flavour in my opinion.
Really tasty. I used my slow cooker so made one or two amendments to the cooking stage but the result was great. A word of advice for slow cooker users though, the water content is too much and will turn out a bit runny. I would suggest using about half the suggested water and add more if you need to. Dont change anything else though, its great. - 07 Mar 2012
Very tasty recipe, however I felt I should add an onion and cubed potato! - 04 Dec 2011
Altered ingredient amounts. Substitued one of the pints of water for a pint of stout. Mmmm - 07 Jul 2010