Slow Cooked Beef Bourguignon (French Beef Stew)

Recipe: Slow Cooked Beef Bourguignon (French Beef Stew)

This rich and hearty Slow Cooked Beef Bourguignon (French Beef Stew) is warm and satisfying this winter season. It has crazy tender melt-in-your-mouth beef and hearty veggies slow cooked to perfection in a rich sauce. This meal is nourishing, wholesome and perfect for the cold months ahead!

Serves: 6 


  • 5 slices bacon finely chopped
  • 500 grams boneless beef chuck cut to 2.5cm cubes
  • 1 cup red cooking wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons thyme finely chopped
  • 5 medium Carrots sliced
  • 450g baby potatoes 
  • 225g fresh button mushrooms, sliced
  • Fresh chopped jalapeño peppers or parsley for garnish


  1. In a large frying pan cook bacon over medium high heat until crisp. Put bacon in slow cooker. Salt and pepper the beef and add to the frying pan and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes. Transfer beef to the slow cooker.
  2. Add the red wine to the skillet scraping down the brown bits on the side. Allow it to simmer and reduce and slowly add chicken broth, and tomato sauce, and soy sauce. Slowly whisk in the flour. Add the sauce to the slow cooker.
  3. Add garlic, thyme, carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms to the slow cooker. Give it a good stir and cook on low until beef is tender for 8-10 hours or high for 6-Garnish with fresh parsley or jalapeños and serve with mashed potatoes if desired.