Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon


“I won’t be impressed by technology until I can download food.”

I read this quote today while reading a food blog and it made me laugh out loud!  It took my thoughts to my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker.  Now those of you who knows what an Instant Pot is gets why my mind took that course!  I have had my pressure cooker for almost two years, and every time I use it I am like a kid waiting to sit on Santas lap. My excitement is monumental. I stand in the kitchen just waiting to hear the beaps and to set the top whistling!  I am truly amazed by this small kitchen appliance. It makes fantastic meals in minutes.

In this recipe I decided to use the slow cooker setting. Now I have a wonderful Crockpot. She is tried and true and has gotten me through years of being a wife and mother of 3 very active kids. Unfortunately, I don’t use her very much anymore. The reason.. I can use the Saute function and do everything right in my Instant Pot. I don’t have to dirty a skillet and make a mess of my stove.  I appolgize for my picture. As you can tell I took it with my Iphone 7. Now I have a remarkable camera with incredible lens, but when it comes to food on my dinner table my first priority is enjoying and savoring what’s in front of me!!  As always…

Enjoy and Happy Cooking,




5 slices bacon, finely chopped
2 lbs. boneless beef chuck, cut to 1 inch cubes
1 cup red cooking wine
2 cups beef broth
1 can tomato soup
1 TBSP. worcestershire sauce
¼ cup flour
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp. dried thyme

5 Medium carrots, sliced
1 pound baby potatoes
2 stacks celery, sliced
2 parsips, sliced


In Instant Pot cook bacon on saute setting until crisp. Salt and pepper the beef and add to the pot and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes.
Add the red wine scraping the brown bits. Allow it to simmer for a few mintues and slowly add beef broth, and tomato soup, and worcestershire sauce. Slowly whisk in the flour with a little of the broth mixtue and add to the Instant Pot.
Add garlic, thyme, carrots, potatoes, celery, and parsnips. Give it a good stir and cook on low until beef is tender for 8-10 hours or high for 6-8