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Top-down image of a loaf of French bread on a brown wooden cutting board topped with a white dish towel and a sprig of thyme, to the left of a white bowl and a white ceramic serving bowl of beef bourguignon, on a folded gray and white striped towel with a glass of red wine on top, on a blue wooden surface.

The Best Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

  • Author: Leslie Morrison
  • Total Time: 8 hrs, 35 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x


Hearty and savory, our take on this French classic is simple enough to make on a weeknight. Try our slow cooker beef bourguignon recipe now.


  • 16 ounces butcher’s cut thick bacon
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 ounces pearl onions (frozen if fresh are unavailable)
  • 3 large carrots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 cups pinot noir
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 sprigs thyme


  1. Set slow cooker to sear and preheat (or place a pot on medium heat). Cook the bacon until crisp, then set aside, reserving the grease in the pot.
  2. Dredge beef in flour seasoned with salt and pepper.
  3. Sear beef with the reserved bacon grease, browning on all sides. Remove beef and set aside.
  4. Saute veggies in pot with remaining bacon grease for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add tomato paste and saute for a few more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add wine and beef stock to deglaze the pot. Transfer contents of pot to slow cooker if using a pan on the stove.
  7. Add herbs and return bacon and beef to the slow cooker.
  8. Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove the bay leaves and thyme sprigs before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins