This week in the Crock Pot Series I’ve cooked up a nice beef bourguignon, its a bit more expensive than last weeks recipe as it uses beef and red wine, but if your cooking for 4 the costs are reduced! As with last week I am using my Crock Pot 37401BC Slow Cooker Brushed Chrome 3.5L to cook the my meal.

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon is a rich red wine and beef French dish, it tastes really very good! It takes approximately 5-6 hours to cook on a low heat in the slow cooker.

Ingredients (Serves 3-4)

  • A large pack of diced beef, or braised beef steaks chopped into reasonable chunks.
  • 4 slices of streaky bacon, or a couple slices of regular bacon.
  • One carrot, or about a dozen small carrots/baby carrots.
  • A dozen shallots or 1 large onion chopped.
  • 1/2 a bottle of red wine or a small bottle of red wine.
  • 2 crushed cloves of garlic.
  • A dozen button mushrooms.
  • Fresh or dried thyme, a small teaspoon full.
  • A table spoon of tomato puree.
  • Just over 1/2 a pint glass of boiling water. (don’t pour boiling water in a pint glass it might shatter!)
  • A couple bay leaves.
  • One beef stock.
  • Seasonal vegetables and new potatoes/mashed potatoes to serve.


  • Fry up the bacon slightly and then chop up into small bits and place in the crock pot.
  • Cover the diced beef in a small amount of flour and fry until lightly coloured. Then place in the crock pot.
  • Add about a dozen button mushrooms to the crock-pot.
  • Chop up a carrot and place them with the prepared shallots in a frying pan briefly to brown them slightly. Place them in the crock pot.
  • Add the crushed garlic, stock cube, boiled water, bay leaves, thyme, wine and tomato puree together and pour into the crock pot.
  • Place the lid on and allow to cook on low for 5-6 hours.
  • Remember to put on your vegetables and potatoes near the end of the time!



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