Mix the flour with the salt and freshly ground pepper and toss the steak in it.
Leave it to one side
Put the vegetables, garlic and 2 tsp of salt into slow cooker and stir
Add the steak on top of vegetables
Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and pour over the meat.
Turn on the slow cooker or crockpot and cook to the below time of your choice
Slow - 8-9 hours
High 4-5 hours
Turn the slow Cooker or crockpot onto high (If cooking on low) for the last 40 minutes and stir
Add the dumplings 30 minutes before completion of cooking
Stir the cheese into the flour in a medium sixed bowl and toss to mix
Combine the melted butter, milk, egg, vinegar and chives and stir into the flour to make a soft dough
Form into 8 - 10 dumplings and place on top of the bubbling Beef and red Wine
Cover with the lid and cook for approximately 30 minutes until puffed and firm to touch
Remove the lid, place extra grated cheese on top of dumplings and place under a hot grill for 5-7 minutes until golden brown.