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Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Meltingly tender Beef Bourguignon that's made in the slow cooker.
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 586kcal
Author I Heart Eating


  • 2 ½ - 3 pounds chuck roast1 or similar cut
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 cup diced white or yellow onion
  • 1 ½ cups peeled and diced carrot
  • 1 ½ cups diced celery
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt²
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth


  • Cut beef into 1-inch cubes. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp.
  • Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Drain the bacon grease, reserving 2 tablespoons of bacon grease.
  • Return 1 tablespoon bacon grease to the now-empty skillet.
  • Add the onion, carrot, and celery.
  • Cook until vegetables have softened, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove the vegetables to the bottom of the slow cooker insert.
  • Return remaining 1 tablespoon bacon grease to now-empty skillet.
  • Working in batches, brown the beef until golden brown. Don't crowd the beef or it will steam, not brown.
  • Remove the beef to the slow cooker insert.
  • Crumble the cooked bacon over the top of the beef in the slow cooker.
  • Pour the wine into the now-empty skillet.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until the wine has reduced by half, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour the reduced wine into the slow cooker insert.
  • Sprinkle the salt and thyme over the beef in the slow cooker.
  • Pour the beef broth around the beef in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.


  1. Similar cuts such as rump roast. Can also use stew meat. 
  2. Or 1/2 teaspoon table salt. 
  3. Nutrition values are estimates. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 73g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 727mg | Potassium: 1374mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4101IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 7mg