Beef Bourguignon

A mouth watering meal!

Submitted by Ange Marie

Beef Bourguignon

A mouth watering meal!
5 from 3 votes
Serving: 6
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes


  • 4 Slices bacon, finely chopped
  • 1.5 kg Chuck steak, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1 Cup red wine
  • 2 Cups real beef stock
  • ½ Cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ Cup soy sauce
  • ¼ Cup plain flour
  • 3 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 5 Medium Carrots, sliced
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 500g Baby potatoes
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 200g Fresh mushrooms, sliced (optional)
  • Parsley, finely chopped (for garnish)


  • In a large frypan cook bacon over medium high heat until crisp. Put bacon in slow cooker.
  • Season the beef with salt & pepper cook in batches in the fry pan, sear on each side for 2-3 minutes. Transfer beef to the slow cooker.
  • Add the red wine to the fry pan scraping down the brown bits on the side. Allow it to simmer and reduce.
  • Add beef stock, tomato sauce and soy sauce. Slowly whisk in the flour. Add the sauce to the slow cooker.
  • Add garlic, thyme, bay leaves, carrots, onion, potatoes, and mushrooms (if using) to the slow cooker & give it a good stir.
  • Cook on LOW for 8-10 hours or HIGH for 6-8.
  • Remove bay leaves & If needed season with salt & pepper & thicken with cornflour mixed with some water.
  • Serve in bowls with some buttered crusty bread on the side & garnish with parsley.
  • — Notes
  • The red wine gives this Bourguignon its lovely rich flavour. You can leave it out just use 1/2 a cup extra beef stock instead.
  • Red wine used Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Bread I use was Pane Di Casa.
  • If your slow cooker has sear mode do all the frypan steps in the slow cooker instead.

6 thoughts on “Beef Bourguignon”

  1. My husband and myself thoroughly enjoyed this meal .great comfort food, very tasty and satisfying!
    I would recommend it to anyone to try!

  2. Samantha Cooper

    Omg. This is full of flavour and just delish. Everyone couldn’t stop saying how good it is. Put on in morning and went out all day came home to house smelling Devine and dinner ready. Win win for this mumma

  3. This has to be one of the best tasting stew like meals that doesn’t require a ton of herbs and spices or sauces, I was honestly concerned that it would be bland but nope! Not only was it mouth watering but a house hold of 7 all polished plates and asked for it to be a permanent meal dish, I cut the mushies very fine as no one here likes them but I think between them and the wine bacon that’s where the flavour came from so I won’t skip that ingredient. My kids are aged 2 /11/11/13/14 plus myself and my partner. Delicious ?

  4. This was delicious and so full of flavour!! Didn’t change a thing, except to dice the potato’s into small sizes and put them in with about three hours to go. Makes a huge amount, so I turned the leftovers into individual pies in my pie maker. Can’t wait to make again !

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