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Slow Cooker Daube Of Beef

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Ingredients
  Shallots 5 , thinly sliced
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced / pressed
  Carrots 2 Medium, cut into about 1/4-inch- thick slices
  Diced baked ham 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Orange peel strip 1 (Colored Part Only, About 1/2 By 3 Inches)
  Dried bay leaf 1
  Lean boneless beef chuck roast 3 Pound, trimmed of fat and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Whole black peppercorns 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dry thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Dry sage 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Dry red wine/Beef broth 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon, blended with 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon (At Room Temperature)
  Salt To Taste
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
Directions

In a 3-quart or larger electric slow cooker, combine shallots, garlic, carrots, ham, orange peel, and bay leaf.
Coat beef cubes with the 1/4 cup flour; add to cooker.
Sprinkle with peppercorns, thyme, cloves, and sage.
Drizzle with vinegar; pour in wine and brandy (if used).
Cover; cook at low setting until beef is very tender when pierced (8 to 9 hours).
Remove and discard bay leaf and orange peel from stew, then blend in flour-butter mixture.
Increase cooker heat setting to high; cover and cook, stirring 2 or 3 times, until sauce is thickened (about 20 more minutes).
Season to taste with salt.
Sprinkle with parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Slow Cooked
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
560 Minutes
Ready In: 
565 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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