Slow Cooked Beef Bourguignon

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 40 minutes
  • 4 servings

Beef bourguignon is one of the staples of French cuisine, and we must say we’re big fans of it. It’s not the easiest of recipes, but of those of you who are still beginners, we give you this simple path – cook it in a slow cooker. Buy a nice cut of flank steak, pair it with the rest of the ingredients and put that slow cooker to good use.

Ingredients Needed for Slow Cooked Beef Bourguignon

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
3 slices of bacon, chopped
14 ounces of flank steak, thick chunks
s salt
pepper
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 carrot, thinly sliced
1 celery stick, thinly sliced
3 mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup red wine
½ cup tomato sauce
2 cups of beef stock
3 bay leaves
spaghetti (optional)

How to Cook Slow Cooked Beef Bourguignon

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped bacon and cook it until golden. Add the flank steak and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook until the beef is evenly browned.
  4. Next, heat the remaining oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add the thinly sliced veggies (carrot, celery, onion, and mushrooms).
  6. Season with thyme, stir and cook the veggies for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Set up your slow cooker and add the veggies in it. Season with thyme and give it a good stir.
  8. Add the beef, bacon, and pour the red wine and tomato sauce.
  9. Pour the beef stock, add the bay leaves and cover it with a lid.
  10. Set the slow cooker at “low” and cook it for the next 6-8 hours.
  11. You can serve the dish with a bowl of pasta!

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