Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy (Beef Bourguignon)

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Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy (Beef Bourguignon)

Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon

Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon, also called beef Burgundy, or boeuf à la Bourguignonne, is a well-known, traditional French peasant recipe turned haute cuisine.
6 servings


  • 2 lbs beef stew meat cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour [SEE NOTE 1]
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • canola oil for browning the meat
  • 2- 1/2 cups Red Wine [SEE EXPERT TIPS 1] & [Recipe Note 4]]
  • 1 lb carrots Peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 2 lbs baby potatoes [SEE NOTE 2]
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves [SEE NOTE 3]
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter
  • 18-20 small white onions peeled and trimmed or 1 lg onion rough chopped
  • 1 pound Mushrooms whole or sliced cremini, white button or baby Bella


  • Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl or plastic zipper bag. Add several pieces of the meat to the flour and shake until coated. Continue until all of the meat has been coated with flour. Brown the meat in a preheated skillet in small batches so as not to crowd the pan. Turn until all sides are browned. Do not try to turn too early. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Place in the slow cooker. Discard any unused flour.
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  1. Flour may be substituted for cornstarch for a gluten-free recipe.
  2. Potatoes may be omitted if serving over buttered noodles or mashed potatoes.
  3. Ground Clove may be ommitted with a notable flavor loss
  4. Red Wine may be replaced with beef stock with a flavor loss.


  1. What is the best wine to use for Beef Bourguignon? Any bold full-bodied red wine works well for this recipe. Great choices include:

For Example:

  • French Bordeaux (Red) – with grapes typical to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – is a full-bodied red wine with dark fruit flavors and savory tastes from black pepper to bell pepper.
  • Merlot – there are three main styles of Merlot — a soft, fruity, smooth wine with very little tannins, a fruity wine with more tannic structure and, finally, a brawny, highly tannic style made in the profile of Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the latter would be perfect.
  • Red Zinfandellighter in color than both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. However, although a light-bodied red wine Zinfandel’s moderate tannin and high acidity gives it a bold flavor.
  • Pinot Noir – this wine is produced from red grapes but it is much lighter in color than other red wines. Pinot Noir flavors and aromas include roses, fruits, black cherry, berry, and currant. Other characteristics include high acidity and low tannins.
  • Portuguese Madeira Wine – A fortified wine characterised with high-toned colors, almond flavors, and high acidity.
    • Verdelho has its fermentation halted a little earlier than Sercial.
    • This style of wine is characterized by smokey notes and high acidity.


Serving: 60z | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 636mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 127.7% | Vitamin C: 8.4% | Calcium: 4.5% | Iron: 14.5%