Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Total Time
6hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 hrs

This is my adaptation of Rita's "Beef Bourguignon" #54850 for making it in the crock pot for A French Love Affair challenge in ZWT 8/France. I have made no changes to the ingredients, only the preparation so that it is suited for the crock pot. I reduced the wine by half to adapt this recipe to the crock pot. It is a delicious recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Coat the beef cubes with this mixture.
  3. Melt the butter in cast iron pot over medium high heat. (Or if not worried about fat fry 3 bacon slices till browned remove and use the fat in place or with the butter).
  4. Add the meat and brown well on all sides.
  5. Add the onion, carrots, mushrooms, red pepper, and garlic to it.
  6. Saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until onion is tender.
  7. Add the wine, bay leaf, parsley, and thyme.
  8. Transfer the ingredients from the skillet to the crock pot.
  9. Stir once and then cover with crock pot lid.
  10. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  11. Garnish with parsley and crumbled bacon.
  12. Serve with crusty French bread and enjoy!
Most Helpful

Prep in 20 minutes- awesome! I was under time pressure and sure enough, it took only 20 minutes to prep. I threw it in the slow cooker and left the house all day to return to a great smelling kitchen and delish weekday meal. I substituted margarine instead of butter and yellow onion instead of pearl. Am definitely not going to labor over boeuf bourguignon anymore. It was intense labor when i made the original recipe in the crock pot. Will definitely make it again. Thanks for the recipe.

trandn October 25, 2012

This was so bland I almost threw it out. Maybe its a slow cooker thing, but its nothing at all like the beef bourguignon I grew up with.

Rusulki January 22, 2013

I've been dying to create this dish after trying it for the first time in France last summer. I'm new to world of slow cooking -- just got our slow cooker few weeks ago, and this is the first meal I cooked in it "from scratch". It turned out really good! I already had two people ask me for the recipe since posting my photo on Facebook! The only thing makes me wonder -- I can really taste wine flavor when I bite into a mushroom or a carrot (not the meat or sauce). Are you supposed to taste wine? I used random cooking wine I had on hand. I wonder if the wine you use really makes the difference in flavor. I had more meat than the recipe calls for, so I tweaked proportions of the recipe.

mrsshter1 January 08, 2013