Slow Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon

A rich and hearty slow cooker Beef Bourguignon recipe, served with creamy mashed potatoes.

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

France has always held a soft spot in my heart. From the Pink Granite Coast around Plumanac'h where I spent many childhood holidays, to the sun, sea and cosmopolitan air of Nice, on the French Riviera, it really does offer everything you could want, especially when it comes to food and drink.

This simple but tasty, slow cooker beef bourguignon, a French classic, is cooked on a low heat all day, filling the house will the most amazing rich beefy smell!

I just pop it on at breakfast, and by dinner time, it's all ready and waiting! Great for a busy Mum, like me.

What is the best cut of beef for bourguignon?

A good quality beef stewing steak is best for slow cooking. Brisket and chuck steak benefit from long slow cooking, and become incredibly tender.

Which red wine is best for beef bourguignon?

A full bodied and robust Burgundy or Pinot Noir are great for bourguignon.

What to serve with beef bourguignon?

The french traditionally serve boeuf bourguignon with crusty bread, to mop up the juices. I usually serve it with creamy mashed potatoes, as it does the same job.

I often serve it with green beans too.

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Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon
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Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Prep time: 15 MCook time: 6 hourTotal time: 6 H & 15 M
A rich and hearty slow cooker Beef Bourguignon recipe, served with creamy mashed potatoes.


  • 1.2kg Stewing Steak
  • 200g Smoked Bacon Lardons
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 3 Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 12 Shallots, peeled
  • 300g Chestnut Mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 TBSP Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 300ml Red Wine
  • 300ml Beef Stock
  • 1 TBSP Tomato Paste
  • Seasoning


  1. In a large frying pan heat some oil and fry the bacon until cooked. Place in the basin of the slow cooker.
  2. Heat some more oil and then fry the beef in batches until browned, then place in the slow cooker.
  3. Place the carrots, shallots and mushrooms, bay leaves and thyme into the slow cooker on top of the beef.
  4. In a jug mix together the red wine, stock and tomato paste then pour over the beef and veg in the slow cooker.
  5. Cook on low for 6 hours. If you need to thicken the sauce, mix some cornflour with a little water and whisk it in, leave the lid off and switch to high for 10 minutes. Serve with mash and green beans.


You don't have to brown the beef or bacon, before putting in your slow cooker, if you don;t have time.
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  1. Mmm, how delicious! I love French food too and this looks simply gorgeous. The perfect Valentine meal too and no slaving over hot pans needed! Thanks for joining in with the #SlowCookedChallenge

  2. That looks gorgeous I'm sure your Valentine will be very happy with that glorious rich beef casserole. Loving your entry for the #SlowCookedChallenge

  3. This sound gorgeous and I love the lovely rich colour of it! Your husband sounds just like mine - he hates sweetcorn and prefers puddings without fruit in too! Such a shame as I love fruity puddings and sweetcorn.