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This delicious Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon recipe has tender beef, hearty vegetables and a rich sauce for a classic beef bourguignon recipe to enjoy any time!

Beef, red potatoes, sliced carrots, onions, fresh thyme in a rich sauce in slow cooker // addapinch.com

When I was a new bride, I loved watching Julia Child. While her recipes weren’t exactly the foods I’d grown up cooking alongside my mother and grandmother, I was always reminded of them as I watched.

And as I watched, I was thinking of ways to make recipes even easier and time-saving, yet still delicious. This Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon is a recipe I developed that is absolutely scrumptious, yet simple to make for entertaining or to serve to your family any night of the week. I love my slow cooker!

Not only is it easier, I think that the meat and vegetables are more tender, flavorful and delicious! I think you will love it, too!

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Close up photo of vegetables, beef, and a thick, rich sauce and fresh thyme // addapinch.com

If you have a slow cooker that has a stove-top compatible insert, then you can complete all of the steps in this recipe in one pot! If not, you’ll need a medium skillet as well.

How to Make Beef Bourguignon in the Slow Cooker

Note – please follow the detailed recipe for the full ingredient list and instructions.

To make this recipe, you will need:

Ingredients

  • bacon – diced
  • chuck roast – a 3 to 4 pound roast, cut into 2 inch cubes
  • all-purpose flour
  • Stone House Seasoning
  • mushrooms – sliced
  • carrots – sliced
  • red potatoes – diced
  • onion – peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
  • tomato paste
  • fresh thyme
  • bay leaves
  • red wine – burgundy or your favorite hearty red wine
  • beef stock – prefer stock as it adds more flavor, but you can substitute beef broth if you wish
  • fresh parsley -optional garnish

Step by Step Instructions

  • Cook. Start by cooking bacon until crispy on a stove-top compatible slow cooker insert or a skillet set over medium heat. Then remove the crispy bacon bits with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add beef to the bacon drippings, along with my flour and Stone House Seasoning. Give it a quick stir to coat the beef and then cook the beef until it is well-browned, about 6 minutes.
  • Transfer to Slow Cooker. Now, simply transfer the stove compatible slow cooker insert back over to the slow cooker. If you do not have a stove top-compatible insert, transfer the crispy bacon and cooked beef from the skillet into the slow cooker.
  • Add Ingredients. Next, add in carrots, onions, potatoes and mushrooms. Then, add tomato paste, beef stock, burgundy (or your favorite hearty red wine), bay leaves, seasonings, and herbs.
Wooden spoon stirring beef bourguignon in a slow cooker // addapinch.com
  • Cook in Slow Cooker. Then, place the lid and cook your slow cooker beef bourguignon for 6 to 8 hours on the low setting. Note – I don’t recommend using the high setting as I think that it can cause the beef to be a bit chewy instead of tender and delicious.
  • Serve. Once done, ladle into serving bowls and enjoy with crusty bread. Since I include red potatoes in my recipe, I don’t serve it over mashed potatoes as some may. If you prefer though, you can just omit the potatoes in the beef bourguignon and then serve it over creamy mashed potatoes. I like the ease of going ahead and including the potatoes in the beef bourguignon as it cooks. Sometimes, I’ll serve it with rice or even serve it like I would serve beef stew.

I’m always amazed at the versatility of this incredible beef bourguignon recipe!

Closeup of wooden spoon stirring tender chunks of beef with carrots, onion and thyme in a rich sauce // addapinch.com

Since weeknights can be so busy, I sometimes like to go ahead and prep all of the ingredients the night before and leave my slow cooker insert in the refrigerator overnight so that the next morning, I just have to pull it out of my refrigerator and pop it into my slow cooker and set the timer. Then in 6 to 8 hours, when I walk back into my house, I’m met with the most amazing aroma from my slow cooker.

Here’s how I make this delicious dish ahead of time.

How to Make Ahead and Freeze Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Prep-Ahead

  • Brown the bacon and beef through steps one and two of the instructions. Add in the ingredients as listed in step 3 of the detailed recipe. Cover the slow cooker insert and place into the refrigerator overnight.
  • The next morning, remove the insert from the refrigerator and place into the slow cooker. Set the timer for 6 to 8 hours on the low setting.

Make-Ahead

  • Allow the slow cooker beef bourguignon to cool.
  • Place into the refrigerator in an airtight container and store for up to 5 days.

Freezer-Friendly

  • Allow the beef bourguignon to cool.
  • Place into freezer-safe container and store for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat, allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat over medium-low heat on the stovetop until heated throughout, about 15 minutes.

Do you Use Beef Stock or Beef Broth?

I prefer to use beef stock as I believe it adds more flavor. If you do not have beef stock, you can substitute with beef broth in equal amounts.

Closeup of Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon  // addapinch.com

Other Slow Cooker Favorites to Try

Pork Roast

Red Beans and Rice

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Apple Cider

Here’s my Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do! I think Julia would totally approve!

5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Dinner 6 hrs 10 mins

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon Recipe - A classic beef bourguignon recipe made easy in the slow cooker! Loaded with vegetables, beef, and a thick, rich sauce perfect for entertaining or busy weeknights! // addapinch.com
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Servings 6
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon Recipe – A classic beef bourguignon recipe made easy in the slow cooker! Loaded with vegetables, beef, and a thick, rich sauce perfect for entertaining or busy weeknights!

Ingredients  

  • 3 slices bacon diced
  • 1 3-4 pound chuck roast, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Stone House Seasoning plus more to taste
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups about 3 medium sliced carrots
  • 2 cups about 3 medium diced red potatoes
  • 1 medium onion peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 stalks fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 4 cups beef stock or broth
  • fresh parsley optional garnish

Instructions 

  • Cook bacon until crispy in stove top-compatible slow cooker insert or in a skillet set over medium heat. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon from the slow cooker insert (or skillet) and set aside. Add the beef to the bacon drippings, along with the flour and Stone House Seasoning. Stir to coat the beef and then cook the beef until it is well-browned, about 6 minutes.
  • Transfer the slow cooker insert over to the slow cooker and add bacon your bacon. If you do not have a stove top-compatible insert, you’ll transfer the crispy bacon and cooked beef from your skillet into the slow cooker.
  • Add in the mushrooms, carrots, onions, red potatoes, and onion. Then, add the tomato paste, fresh thyme, bay leaves, burgundy (or your favorite hearty red wine), and beef broth. Set timer for 6 to 8 hours on the low setting.

Notes

Prep-Ahead:
Brown your bacon and beef through steps one and two of the instructions. Add in the ingredients as listed in step 3. Cover the slow cooker insert and place into the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, remove the insert from the refrigerator and place into the slow cooker. Set the timer for 6 to 8 hours on the low setting.
Make-Ahead:
Allow the slow cooker beef bourguignon to cool. Place into the refrigerator in an airtight container and store for up to 5 days.
Freezer Friendly:
Allow the slow cooker beef bourguignon to cool. Place into freezer-safe container and store for up to 3 months. To reheat, allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat over medium-low heat on the stovetop until heated throughout, about 15 minutes.
Beef Stock or Beef Broth:
I prefer to use beef stock as I believe it adds more flavor. If you do not have beef stock, you can substitute with beef broth in equal amounts.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.9g | Protein: 63.2g | Fat: 17.6g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3.6g

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  1. I made this last night and it was Delicious!! It was so easy. Perfect for a family dinner or company. I will be making this again.

  2. 5 stars
    Love, love the Beef Bourguignon. My only suggestion is to wait until the last couple of hours to put in the potatoes and carrots. They do get a bit soggy-soft if put in at first.

    1. Anne, I’m so glad you loved this recipe. However, I’ve never found the potatoes or carrots get too soft when I place them in with the other ingredients.

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