Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon has crazy tender melt in your mouth beef and hearty veggies slow cooked to perfection in a rich sauce.  This meal is comforting and perfect for the cold months ahead!

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Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

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This is THE BEST BEEF STEW I HAVE EVER HAD!!!!

If you guys are looking for a comforting, hearty and blow you away with flavor beef stew this is your recipe.

Ok I am getting a little ahead of myself because I am so excited about this beef stew.

Who gets excited about a beef stew?  Apparently this girl.

This has the most crazy tender beef inside with hearty vegetables and it has the absolutely best rich and delicious sauce!

I am a total beef stew lover especially when it cools down.

It took me a couple of recipes to get it right.

These are my requirements for the perfect beef stew:

✔️ Tender melt in your mouth beef

✔️ A thick and rich sauce

✔️ Big hearty pieces of vegetables, preferably carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms.

This stew had all of that and more and my family couldn’t get enough of it!

What you need to make beef Bourguignon

There are a few extra steps involved in making this stew but I promise it is worth it.

Once you cook the bacon and pan sear the meat, you throw it all into the crockpot and let it do its thing.

This meal is truly the best flavored stew that I have ever had.

I know that your family will love slow cooker beef bourguignon just as much as we did!

  • Bacon
  • Beef chuck: boneless
  • Red cooking wine
  • Chicken broth
  • Tomato sauce 
  • Soy sauce
  • Flour
  • Garlic cloves
  • Thyme
  • Carrots 
  • Baby potatoes 
  • Mushrooms
  • Parsley: finely chopped

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

How to make beef bourguignon

This stew starts off with cooking some bacon.  But THEN you pan sear the meat in the bacon drippings.

Pan searing is just that extra step to make the edges crisp and the inside tender.  Plus it just seals in the flavor!

Most good beef stews do have red wine in them.

This really brings out the deep and rich flavor in the sauce.

But rest assured the alcohol does get cooked out.

But I promise it is necessary in really bringing out this amazing flavor in the stew!

  • In a large skillet cook bacon over medium high heat until crisp. Put bacon in slow cooker. Salt and pepper the beef and add to the skillet and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes. Transfer beef to the slow cooker.
  • Add the red wine to the skillet scraping down the brown bits on the side. Allow it to simmer and reduce and slowly add chicken broth, and tomato sauce, and soy sauce. Slowly whisk in the flour. Add the sauce to the slow cooker.
  • Add garlic, thyme, carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms to the slow cooker. Give it a good stir and cook on low until beef is tender for 8-10 hours or high for 6-Garnish with fresh parley and serve with mashed potatoes if desired.

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Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

4.75 from 16 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6
Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon has crazy tender melt in your mouth beef and hearty veggies slow cooked to perfection in a rich sauce. This meal is comforting and perfect for the cold months ahead!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 5 slices bacon finely chopped
  • 3 lbs. boneless beef chuck cut to 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup red cooking wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons thyme finely chopped
  • 5 medium Carrots sliced
  • 1 pound baby potatoes I used tri color
  • 8 ounce fresh mushrooms sliced
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet cook bacon over medium high heat until crisp. Put bacon in slow cooker. Salt and pepper the beef and add to the skillet and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes. Transfer beef to the slow cooker.

  2. Add the red wine to the skillet scraping down the brown bits on the side. Allow it to simmer and reduce and slowly add chicken broth, and tomato sauce, and soy sauce. Slowly whisk in the flour. Add the sauce to the slow cooker.

  3. Add garlic, thyme, carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms to the slow cooker. Give it a good stir and cook on low until beef is tender for 8-10 hours or high for 6-Garnish with fresh parley and serve with mashed potatoes if desired.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 1062mg44%
Potassium 646mg18%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 199IU4%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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    1. The “traditional” recipe for bourguignon is burgundy wine (literally the translation) but any dry red works just fine. It’s just adding a depth of flavor. We had a black box of pinot noir open so I used that. A cheap red is fine as long as it’s on the dry side.

  1. Hi Alyssa, I’ve got everything in my slow cooker but it’s not all submerged in liquid, is that ok or should I add water/stock/broth?!

  2. 5 stars
    I just made this today and it was AMAZING! I changed one thing because I thought I had soy sauce and cane home to find, I in fact, did not. I heated balsamic vinegar with two frozen garlic pods, in the microwave in place of the soy sauce.

  3. 5 stars
    Definitely a 5-star keeper! Mostly as directed except I had a bag of frozen stew vegetables, and left out the mushrooms. I also used beef stock instead of chicken. I ended up dumping in a full 8 oz can of tomato sauce. Very rich deep flavor from the bacon, soy sauce and red wine! The stew smelled amazing in the crockpot. A true comfort food dinner. Crusty rolls for sopping gravy, yum! Thank you.

  4. 4 stars
    Absolutely loved it!!!

    I did use beef stock instead of chicken. Also since I served it over mashed potatoes I left out the potatoes the recipe called for and just doubled the mushrooms.

    I’m the opposite of a good cook but somehow got thus right. Bonus my kids literally licked their bowls clean 😎

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