We adore Julia Child. This woman made even the most intimidating recipes seem so easy and accessible! Do you remember watching old episodes of “The French Chef” and cooking along with her? One of our favorite Julia Child recipes is her classic “Slow Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon” which is basically French Beef Stew. This recipe is so simple yet packed with flavor. It makes a perfect go-to meal whenever company is coming over! However, sometimes life gets a little hectic and we need to make the process a little more simple. So, this is an adaptation of Boeuf Bourguignon is for the Slow Cooker! All the flavors of the classic are here, but it requires very little effort on the part of the cook!
This is a great winter recipe that we’re sure you and your family will love!
Yields: 8-10 servings | Serving Size: 3/4 cup |Calories: 317 | Previous Points: 7 | Points Plus: 7 | Total Fat: 8.6 g | Saturated Fat: 3.2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 122 mg | Sodium: 371 mg | Carbohydrates: 5.5 g | Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g | Sugars: 1.8 g | Protein: 43.7 g |
- 3 lbs. lean stewing beef, cut into 2 inch cubes
- 1 sliced onion
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 cups (good quality) Pinot Noir
- 3 cups low-sodium beef stock
- 1 Tbsp tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1 lb white or Cremini mushrooms
- 2 Tbsp flour
In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. While the oil is warming up, dry the beef in paper towels. (If the beef is damp, it won't brown!) Gently saute the beef until browned on all sides.
Add the browned beef to your slow cooker. Add the onion, garlic, salt, pepper, Pinot Noir, Beef Stock, tomato paste, and thyme. Make sure the beef is completely covered (add water if necessary)
Cover and cook on low for 8 -9 hours. With 1.5 hours, remaining, add the mushrooms. I don't add the mushrooms till later in the cooking process, because I like them to be slightly firm.
When the beef is nice and tender, remove the meat and vegetables from your slow cooker and keep warm. To the remaining sauce in your slow cooker, whisk in the 2 Tbsp of flour to thicken.
Pour sauce over meat and vegetables and enjoy!