Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Easy alternative to Julia Child’s famous Beef Bourguignon. Make this in your slow cooker, and then swirl in the Burgundy wine and thickening agent just before serving. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) beef chuck roast
  • 2 - slices bacon
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - cup(s) beef broth
  • 1 - bay leaf
  • 2 - whole carrots
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 2 - Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 - Tbsp butter
  • 2 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 - cup(s) burgundy wine**
  • 4 - Tbsp all purpose flour**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cut the beef chuck roast into 2-inch cubes. Cut the bacon strips into 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. Peel and cut the carrots into 1/4-inch circles. Chop the white onion.
  3. Place the beef cubes and bacon pieces into the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Add the beef broth, bay leaf, carrot pieces, chopped onion, tomato paste, butter, garlic powder and ground thyme. Stir to combine.
  4. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. With 30 minutes remaining in the cooking cycle, whisk together the burgundy wine and flour into a thin paste, and then swirl and stir into the slow cooker. Let finish the cooking cycle, and the sauce will thicken slightly. Discard bayleaf before serving.
  5. Prepare salad.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy with side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cut 4 lbs. beef chuck roast into 2-inch cubes. Cut 4 bacon strips into 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. Peel and cut 4 carrots into 1/4-inch circles. Chop the 2 white onions.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients

  • Half of the beef roast cubes
  • Half of the bacon pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Half of the carrot pieces
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Note: Do not add the flour or burgundy wine before freezing.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in the fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours. Add the burgundy wine and flour, at the end of the cooking cycle, as directed. Discard bay leaf before serving.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when use gluten-free flour for thickening.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Add the burgundy wine and flour, at the end of the cooking cycle, as directed. Discard bay leaf before serving.
Serve with salad.

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