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Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy is so flavorful with the most tender beef braised in a red wine. So simple to throw together with only 15 minutes of prep time!

Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Diet GlutenFreeDiet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Amy Rains


  • 4 strips thick bacon
  • 1.5 lbs sirloin steak or stew beef cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium size white onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups Burgundy wine or high quality red wine
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup chopped or sliced carrots
  • 1 cup pearl onions* (optional)
  • 12 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Begin by heating a up large skillet, add bacon and cook until crispy. Remove from pan leaving the bacon grease, set aside to cool, and chop into small pieces.
  2. Add beef, onion, and garlic to hot skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the beef is barely browned, and transfer to your slow cooker.
  3. Place arrowroot starch in a bowl with the beef broth and stir until combined. Add liquid to the slow cooker on top of the beef.
  4. Add wine, tomato paste, carrots, mushrooms, chopped bacon, rosemary, coconut sugar, and bay leafs to the beef mixture.

  5. Set slow cooker to low, and cook for 4-6 hours.
  6. Remove bay leaf and rosemary twig (leaves will have fallen into the beef mixture). Salt and Pepper to taste. Serve with sweet potato mash, rice, or as a hearty stew.

Recipe Notes

*traditional Beef Burgundy contains pearl onions. My kids are not fans of the extra onions, so I often omit them and just used the diced onion. However, you can add those extra onions for delicious flavor!