Boeuf Bourguignon in Slow Time.

Total Time
7hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 7 hrs

French hearty dish; you will bring France to your home.This is a recipe from my sister in law Rachel that I tweaked a bit and converted to the slow cooker. Serve with mashed potatoes. I don't kow what Julia would say about this version' but I know it is good.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs round steaks, cut in cubes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups white pearl onions
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 14 teaspoon thyme
  • 12 teaspoon herbes de provence
  • 1 12 cups red wine
  • 2 cups beef bouillon
  • 3 cups baby carrots
  • 2 cups mushroom caps
  • 1 teaspoon butter, for mushroom
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan and brown beef a small quantity at a time; spoon into slow cooker.
  2. Brown pearl onions; set aside.
  3. Sprinkle flour in hot fat to make a roux; season with pepper. Add garlic,bay leaves, thyme, Herbes de Provence.
  4. Add 1/2 cup wine to roux;simmer to thicken. Pour in slow cooker.
  5. Add the remaining wine and just enough bouillon to barely cover the meat.
  6. Cover and cook in slow cooker on Low for 6 hours.
  7. Add carrots and pearl onions; continue cooking another hour and 1/2.
  8. Melt butter in saucepan and sauté mushroom caps. Set aside.
  9. Just before serving, remove bay leaves. Add sautéed mushroom caps and sprinkle with chopped parsley.


Most Helpful

A great rendition of Boeuf Bourguignon! A few changes...took the carrots out and the beef broth, using just a whole bottle of wine for liquid. Use a dry'ish red wine if doing it this way, since the heavier wines can still have pretty strong smell and taste if you are only cooking for the 6 hours. I've cooked this 4-5 times, and I found that 10-12 hours was better than the shorter amount. The meat is more tender and there's no apparent decrease in the other great flavors. Usually pair this with brussels sprouts and garlic or parmesan mashed potatoes. I use stew meat that is already cut up in chunks at the supermarket - usually lovely quality meat and less expensive.

jdevaud January 14, 2012

Thank you for this recipe!!!!We love it and can't wait to serve it to friends over some board games and cards! A side note...We used stew meat and mushroom broth, which worked out great. Plus, I think we doubled the broth and wine because we love the sauce!!! Thank you!

afoshee December 03, 2011

Delicious, although this doesn't cook long enough for me to complete a work day: 6 hours, add 2 things, cook 1 1/2 hours more. Julia Child's version in my Le Creuset pot is still my favorite recipe if I will have to hang around, but the slow cooker doesn't generate as much heat during the summertime. Sauteeing the mushrooms separately and adding them at serving time guarantees that the mushroom caps can maintain their shape. I used frozen white pearl onions, thawed and patted dry, and venison stew meat (similar in character to round steak), and both choices worked quite well. Thanks for posting your version, Sage! Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders Tag.

KateL July 31, 2009

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