Burgundy Pepper Beef

This take on a classic French Boeuf Bourguignon is a simple task in a slow cooker.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 4 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, divided
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 lbs. stew beef, such as blade roast or chuck steak, cut into 2" cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
  • ½ lb. button mushrooms, halved
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 cup Burgundy wine

Directions

  • Spray a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with nonstick olive oil cooking spray. Mix ½ cup flour and pepper in a shallow dish. Toss beef cubes in flour mixture to lightly coat.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown beef 3 minutes per side in batches, then place in slow cooker. Keep the oil in the pan.
  • Sauté the onions and mushrooms over medium heat in the pan in the oil used for the beef, until onions are soft, about 8 minutes.
  • Add onion mixture to the slow cooker with thyme, Worcestershire sauce, salt, sugar, water, and vinegar. Cover and cook on low for 3–4 hours.
  • One hour before serving, remove 2 tablespoons of sauce from the slow cooker and let it cool in a small bowl briefly before mixing it well with the remaining flour. Stir this into the sauce in the slow cooker, mixing well. Add the wine.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, divided
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 lbs. stew beef, such as blade roast or chuck steak, cut into 2" cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
  • ½ lb. button mushrooms, halved
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 cup Burgundy wine

Directions

  • Spray a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with nonstick olive oil cooking spray. Mix ½ cup flour and pepper in a shallow dish. Toss beef cubes in flour mixture to lightly coat.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown beef 3 minutes per side in batches, then place in slow cooker. Keep the oil in the pan.
  • Sauté the onions and mushrooms over medium heat in the pan in the oil used for the beef, until onions are soft, about 8 minutes.
  • Add onion mixture to the slow cooker with thyme, Worcestershire sauce, salt, sugar, water, and vinegar. Cover and cook on low for 3–4 hours.
  • One hour before serving, remove 2 tablespoons of sauce from the slow cooker and let it cool in a small bowl briefly before mixing it well with the remaining flour. Stir this into the sauce in the slow cooker, mixing well. Add the wine.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories290
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol65mg
Sodium280mg
Total Carbohydrate20g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars3g
Protein26g