Two-Course Italian Beef

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 25

Appears in
I Love My Slow Cooker

By Beverly LeBlanc

Published 2012

  • About

Beef shin is one of those underrated, inexpensive cuts perfectly transformed by the slow cooker. It’s an ideal choice for this Italian-inspired two-course meal.


  • 750 g/1 lb 10 oz boneless beef shin, tied lengthways
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Put the beef, bay leaves, fennel, celery, onion and fennel seeds in the slow cooker, tucking the vegetables down around the beef, if necessary. Fill the container with water, leaving a 2.5cm/1in gap at the top of the pot, and season with salt and pepper.

Cover the cooker with the lid. Cook on HIGH for 1 hour, then switch the cooker to LOW and cook for a further 8¾ hours until the beef i