Slow Cooker Beef with Red Wine and Shallots

A lovely rich slow cooker beef recipe. Perfect comfort food for cold winter evenings.

6 servings


  • 1 kilogram Braising steak (Or any stewing beef)
  • 200 grams Streaky bacon (unsmoked)
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoon Plain flour
  • 300ml Red wine
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 12 Shallots
  • 1 Carrot
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Peel and chop the onion and carrot, peel and crush the garlic.
  2. Trim any fat from the beef and cut into generous bite-sized chunks.
  3. Chop the bacon into strips.
  4. Put a pan on a medium high heat and brown the beef in a little oil. Then transfer to your slow cooker.
  5. In the same pan, fry off the bacon, carrot and onions until the onions have softened and the bacon starts to turn golden.
  6. Add the flour and red wine to your pan and mix well.
  7. Bring to a slow simmer and then add the bay leaf, shallots with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  8. Carefully add the contents of the pan to the slow cooker and give it a good mix.
  9. Cook on low for around 8 hours.

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