Will carbonnade a la flamande be good in the crockpot?
October 25, 2012 8:27 PM Subscribe
Can I adapt this recipe for Carbonnade a la Flamande
for the crockpot / slow cooker?
posted by vorfeed to food & drink (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've made this Carbonnade a la Flamande
before, and it is fantastic, but the finish is always annoying -- it takes way
longer than two hours of simmering to get the beef as tender as I want it to be. I've always finished it on the stovetop, but the recipe says "You can make the carbonnade either entirely on the stovetop, or you can start it on the stove and finish it in the oven. If you’re going to use the oven, preheat it to 175C/350F."
My question is: if I cook it on the stove to the oven stage and then dump the whole thing in a crockpot on Low and leave it on overnight (in lieu of the oven), will it be good in the morning, or will I be scraping sad bits of carbonnade-sludge off the walls and crying over my $10 bottle of Chimay? My instinct says it'll be delicious, but I'd like a sanity check. The weather has just turned and I need my fall beef n' onions fix -- hope me, crockpot chefs!