Slow Cooker Beef Burgandy Recipe
- 6 bacon strips, diced
- 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds), cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
- 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
- 1 small onion, halved and sliced
- 1 medium carrot, sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup burgundy wine or beef broth
- 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup cold water
- Hot cooked noodles, optional
- In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to remove to paper towels. In the drippings, brown the beef; drain.
- Place beef and bacon in a 5-qt. slow cooker, Add the broth, onion, carrot, butter, tomato paste, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and bay leaf. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until meat is tender.
- Add mushrooms and wine. Combine flour and water until smooth; gradually stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30-45 minutes or until thickened. Discard bay leaf. Serve with noodles if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Full-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.
Reviews for Slow Cooker Beef Burgandy
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"This is a very good recipe. I did however make some changes using ingredients I had on hand. I used turkey bacon instead which I microwaved and then crumbled. I used frozen turkey meatballs instead of the beef. I used a beef gravy mix instead of the flour and water and prepared the gravy using the beef broth and wine. Even with the changes this recipe was tasty and well received."
"Of course I had to mess with this recipe. I was channeling my late mother big-time. I sliced a large onion, then added four small shallots, peeled and sliced, that needed to be used up anyway. Tripled the amount of carrot. Used a heavy hand with the seasonings and tomato paste, because it's my experience that long, slow cooking tends to make the seasonings wane in strength. Added a couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce along with the mushrooms, wine and thickener at the end. It was yummy! I used a California cabernet for the wine. Served it over mashed potatoes, although my daughter insisted upon having hers over cooked pasta, so I had to cook up some linguine at the last minute. This is a good basic recipe but do not be afraid to make changes."
"Delicious! My family loved it. I added peas which we liked but is definitely not necessary."
"Made as written. Used the beef broth instead of the wine. Easy recipe. Would probably add more mushrooms and some peas next time."
"Seriously, this was fantastic! In fact, I've never rated/reviewed a recipe before, it was that good. The only thing I changed was - I added two extra carrots, a couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce and a handful of frozen peas when I added the mushroom. The meat was so tasty and tender. It melted in your mouth."