Crock Pot Spicy Beef

Crock Pot Spicy Beef

5 shallots sliced thin

3 garlic cloves minced

2 medium carrots sliced in 1/4 inch pieces

1/3 C. ham diced small

1 piece of orange peel

1 bay leaf

3 lbs. beef chuck cut in 2 inch pieces

1/4 C. flour

1/4 t. peppercorns

1/4 t. thyme

1/8 t. ground cloves

1/2 t. dried sage

2 T. balsamic vinegar

3/4 C. dry white wine

2 T. butter

2 T. flour

1/4 C. fresh chopped parsley

In a slow cooker, combine shallots, garlic, carrots, ham, orange peel and bay leaf. Coat beef cubes with the flour and add to cooker. Sprinkle with peppercorns, thyme, cloves and sage. Drizzle with vinegar, pour in wine. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or until beef is tender.

Blend the flour and butter together. Remove and discard the bay leaf and orange peel. Blend in the flour and butter mixture. Increase heat to High and cook until sauce has thickened, about 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the parsley.


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