Preparation / Directions:
In slow cooker, combine shallots, garlic, carrots, ham, orange
peel, and bay leaf. Coat beef cubes with flour; add to cooker.
Sprinkle with peppercorns, thyme, cloves and sage. Drizzle with
vinegar; pour in wine and brandy. Cover; cook LOW until beef is
Remove and discard bay leaf and orange peel then blend in flour
and butter (blend together). Increase cooker heat to HIGH, cover
and cook, stirring 2-3 times, until sauce is thickened (about 20
min). Season to taste and sprinkle with parsley.