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Slow-Simmering Beef Bourguignon

 Slow-Simmering Beef Bourguignon
Warm up fall days with tender chunks of beef simmered in a rich sauce ladled over steaming noodles. — Adele Zuerner, Arden, North Carolina
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 8 hours


  • 3 pounds beef stew meat
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups dry red wine or additional beef broth, divided
  • 3/4 pound medium fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 thick-sliced bacon strip, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian tomato paste
  • Hot cooked egg noodles


  • Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet
  • coated with cooking spray, brown beef in batches. Remove with a
  • slotted spoon to a 4- or 5-qt slow cooker. Add flour; toss to coat.
  • Add broth and 1 cup wine.
  • In the same skillet, add the mushrooms, onion, carrots and bacon;
  • cook and stir over medium heat until carrots are tender. Add garlic;
  • cook 1 minute longer. Add remaining wine, stirring to loosen browned

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Slow-Simmering Beef Bourguignon (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • bits from pan; stir in tomato paste. Transfer to slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until beef is tender. Serve
  • with noodles. Yield: 6 servings.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.