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slow cooker beef bourguignon in a white bowl with bread and a spoon

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon For 2

A thick rich version of stew made even more delicious with red wine, this Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon is a meal perfect for slowing down to enjoy! I’ve created this recipe for two so it’s perfect for a date night or quite night at home, but can also be doubled for a larger family.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 780kcal


  • 2 slices thick cut bacon chopped
  • 1 pound chuck roast cut into 1 inch cubes
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large carrots sliced about ½ inch thick
  • 8 oz baby potatoes halved
  • 1 small yellow onion quartered
  • 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca pearls


  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add bacon
  • Cook, stirring often, until browned
  • Remove bacon to slow cooker
  • Season beef with thyme, salt and pepper and cook in same skillet with remaining bacon drippings
  • Cook 3-4 minutes on each side until browned
  • Transfer to slow cooker
  • Add carrots, potatoes, onions and garlic
  • Mix together wine, broth, tomato paste and tapioca pearls
  • Pour over beef
  • Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6
  • Serve with crusty bread or as desired


  • Can use stew meat if preferred
  • Substitute flour or cornstarch mixed with some water for tapioca pearls 
  • When cooking with wine, use something you’d enjoy drinking as well
  • Baby carrots can be substituted for regular carrots 


Calories: 780kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 1053mg | Potassium: 1767mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 10342IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 7mg