I don't have a slow cooker *hint hint* so I make this in the coal range, but the principles are the same for both. This amount should make a very substantial meal for two (we get two meals out of it) or would serve four with some bread and steamed green veggies.
Should you not be able to easily acquire our beautiful rainwater, tap water can be used.
This recipe was the winner of our Slow Cooker Recipe Competition in August 2009.
Altered ingredient amounts. I substituted Stewart Island Rainwater for tap water - not quite as nice but it did the trick !! - 19 Jul 2009
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
Great recipe with full robust flavor. The added gravy mixture is well worthwhile. Also try adding a desert spoon or so of brown sugar at the end of step 2 to tone down the "bite" from the red wine plus Worcester sauce - smooths out the end result - 02 Mar 2012