Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon for #SundaySupper

Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon reduces the amount of time spent in the kitchen, but does not take short cuts with flavor. Beef, bacon, mushrooms, carrots and onions are slow-cooked to perfection in a rich red wine sauce.

Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon

I have grandiose dreams of a Christmas Eve where everyone arrives to our house beckoning with enticing smells of the dinner to come. Holiday music plays softly in the background and joyful banter and laughter ensues. After a delicious dinner, we retire to the living room where we sing carols around the Christmas tree, sipping a glass of wine or hot cocoa. Everyone leaves cheery and ready for more celebration the next day. Very shortly thereafter, I slip into into my cozy bed, tired, but appreciative of how blessed I am.

I am definitely not cleaning up the kitchen for hours on end and then furiously wrapping presents, all the while watching the clock because time’s a wasting. Nope. This is not how the evening ends. 🙂

Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon

This year I plan to shorten the distance between my dream and reality with a recipe befitting the occasion…Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon. It’s a Julia Child specialty, so you know it’s good. And, although I’m not sure how Julia would feel about cooking it all day in a slow cooker, I’m sure she would appreciate the reasoning behind this method…more time with family and friends.

A critical ingredient in Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon is good red wine and I am thrilled to be able to showcase a Gallo Family Vineyard wine in this recipe.

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Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon
Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon for #SundaySupper
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 20 mins
Beef, bacon, mushrooms, carrots and onions are slow-cooked to perfection in a rich red wine sauce.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 455 kcal
  • 6 slices bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 pounds beef shoulder roast cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 3 carrots cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pound mushrooms quartered
  • 1 cup broth chicken, beef or vegetable
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup Gallo Family Vineyards red wine such as Pinot Noir, Merlot or Hearty Burgundy
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  1. Cook bacon over medium-high heat until crispy.
  2. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, leaving excess grease in the pan.
  3. Blot meat dry with a paper towel and then transfer it (in batches) to the pan with bacon grease
  4. Sear beef cubes for 1 to 3 minutes on each side over medium-heat.
  5. As beef cubes are done, transfer them to a crock pot.
  6. Add bacon, onions, carrots and mushrooms to the crock pot.
  7. Pour broth over the beef and vegetables.
  8. Sprinkle thyme, salt and pepper over the beef and vegetables.
  9. Stir tomato paste, wine and garlic together in a small bowl and then pour over beef and vegetables.
  10. Tuck bay leaf into the crock pot.
  11. Cook 4-5 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
  12. About 30 minutes before serving time, stir together flour and cold water.
  13. Add flour mixture to the crock pot and stir into beef and vegetables.
  14. Remove bay leaf and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon for #SundaySupper
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 647mg 27%
Potassium 1066mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 49g 98%
Vitamin A 104.4%
Vitamin C 7.8%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 31.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. This is the kind of recipe I’m sure was the reason they invented crock pots. I can’t wait to try this version of beef bourguignon.

    • Ed Reschke says:

      Tried it, was mildly disappointing. I used Merlot wine maybe burgundy would be better, also added barley, got mixed reviews from family, just a few tweeks and I think this would be a good recipe

      • Thanks for your feedback. If you make it again with some tweaks, I’d love to know how it turns out. The beef lovers in my family have always enjoyed this recipe.

  2. A crockpot meal for the holidays sounds perfect…especially such an elegant one!!! Yeah, there’s more chaos than Norman Rockwell at our house, but it’s still a good time 🙂

  3. Love the idea of crock pot bourguignon, makes it so much easier 🙂 I agree on the kitchen cleaning, who wants to do that on Christmas Eve.

  4. I’m all about making an easy but delicious meal so I can spend more time mingling with family! I bet this was to die for! I’m sure the last minute running around at the end of the evening is always worth it 😉

  5. Yum! I love beef bourguignon but hate making it. With this crock-pot version it sounds so easy!

  6. I love that you introduced the crockpot to this amazing dish. What a perfect way to serve such a flavorful meal while still having time to finish your last minute holiday tasks. Love it!

  7. I would love to have this become the official dish of the holidays. It looks wonderful!

  8. I love Julia Child recipes! This recipe sounds amazing!
    I love your rule of only using wines that you would drink.

  9. I love beef bourgignon, but not how much time it takes. This is the perfect solution for busy days when I want a slow-cooked meal!

  10. Really, what’s the difference between simmering in a crockpot and simmering in a dutch oven. I am sure Julia would approve.

  11. Oh, this sounds rich and delicious and comforting…mmmm…

  12. perfect meal for a busy holiday season, Marjory!

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  14. Yay for crockpots! I’ve had more than my fair share of slogging through cleaning up the kitchen and then whirling through gift wrapping! Glad I’m not alone 🙂

  15. Wonderful solution for a comfort dinner. I am right there with you in the dream, AND the reality!

  16. What a beautiful bowl full of comfort. That beef looks SO tender and flavorful.

  17. I love Beef Bourguignon and making it in the crock pot is one ingenious idea! Love it!

  18. A classic dish! I hear you regarding reality and fantasy! I remember staying up all night after Christmas Eve dinner putting together a play kitchen AND a train table! Gifts are much simpler and smaller these days…

  19. The crock-pot is definitely the way to go for beef bourguignon. I can only imagine how amazing your house smelled after a few hours of this simmering away.

  20. I love beef bourguignon, but what a great idea to do it in the crock pot. This is one we’ll have to try!

  21. So there is a blizzard with 19 inches of snow here in Chicago, and I came across this recipe. It’s in the slow cooker now, so we shall see. I’m excited.

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