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Slow Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon

I'd wanted to make beef Burgundy ever since I got one of Julia Child's cookbooks, but I wanted to find a way to fix it in a slow cooker. My version of the popular beef stew is still rich, hearty and delicious, but without the need to watch on the stovetop or in the oven. —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + marinating Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 3 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1-3/4 cups dry red wine
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 pound whole fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 24 pearl onions, peeled (about 2 cups)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Hot cooked whole wheat egg noodles, optional


  • Place beef in a large resealable bowl; add wine, oil and seasonings. Turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate overnight.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 1 tablespoon in pan.
  • Add mushrooms and onions to drippings; cook and stir over medium-high heat until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Drain beef, reserving marinade; transfer beef to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle beef with flour and salt; toss to coat. Top with bacon and mushroom mixture. Add reserved marinade.
  • Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until beef is tender. Remove bay leaf. If desired, serve stew with noodles.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup beef mixture (calculated without noodles): 289 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • gremaux
    Feb 3, 2021

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  • Heather
    Feb 2, 2021

    Stupid easy, and incredibly delicious, you gotta make this one!!! Didn't even alter it, amazing as is!!!

  • Nan Mock
    Feb 2, 2019

    My family loved this meal! It does require a little prep work before getting everything into the slow cooker, but it was worth it. Very flavorful and comforting.

  • twoakita
    Nov 30, 2017

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  • hkarow9713
    Nov 20, 2017

    This is a beautiful date meal that doesn't take a lot of work! The crockpot keeps everything juicy & flavors through so perfectly. This is truly a decadent meal that tastes like you worked all day long making it!

  • ShanPDavis
    Nov 10, 2015

    Great recipe, the hardest part was peeling the onions.

  • mkfrazier
    Oct 24, 2015

    Very tasty and relatively easy to fix.