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!

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

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!

Slow Cooker 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!

Slow Cooker 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!


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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!
Serves: 6
  • 5 slices bacon, finely chopped
  • 3 lbs. boneless beef chuck, cut to 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup red cooking wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ 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
  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 6-8. Garnish with fresh parley and serve with mashed potatoes if desired.
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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. Making this now! So excited! What do I do with all the bacon grease that’s left over from the bacon? 😊

  2. The best slow cooker Beek stew recipe!
    I’m very picky with food but I can assure that this recipe is delicious!
    I have been trying this for many occasions and I always get an amazing compliment.

  3. Making this today. Will the potatoes be falling apart by the time it’s done? Should they maybe be added later instead?

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