Beef Bourguignon - in Slow Cooker

Olivia Homecook
by Olivia Homecook
3 Portions
3 hr 15 min

A hearty meal with rich flavours, this differs from your ordinary beef stew mainly because of one ingredient: red wine. The wine sort of balances out the richness of the dish by imbuing a subtle, mellow tartness.

There are a lot of ingredients, but once you fry all the ingredients, it's just a matter of putting it into a slow cooker. If you don't have a slow cooker, put it in a casserole in the oven or on the stove over low heat.

You can eat this with whatever you want, but I suggest potatoes, mash, or my polenta recipe.

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Beef Bourguignon - in Slow Cooker
Recipe details
  • 3  Portions
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 3 Hours Total time: 3 hr 15 min
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  • 3 slices bacon finely chopped
  • 1.5 pounds boneless beef chuck cut to 1 inch cubes
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • ½ cup red cooking wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme or about two sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 medium carrots thick sliced
  • ½ pound baby potatoes, peeled and cut into half
  • 3 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced
  • fresh chopped thyme or parsley for garnish

In a medium frying pan, fry the bacon until crispy, then transfer the bacon into a slow cooker. In the same frying pan, using the leftover fat from the bacon, fry the beef cubes that have been seasoned with salt and pepper for about 2-3 minutes. Add the beef into the slow cooker.
Again, in the same frying pan, add the red wine, cook over low heat, simmer and reduce until half the amount remains. Add soy sauce, chicken broth, and tomato sauce and slowly add the flour, cook for about one minute. Add the sauce into the slow cooker.
Add garlic, thyme, carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms to the slow cooker. Give it a good stir and cook on low heat for 2-3 hours until the beef is tender or according to the recommended time of the slow cooker manufacturer.