Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy Stew is a hearty, healthy dinner that will comfort you throughout the cold winter months. It’s coziness in a bowl.
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We’re getting snow again in Boston today. Big surprise! It’s the year of snow!
Well, it’s the year of the horse but whatever.
Days like this call for comforting, hearty meals. Meals that help keep you warm and toasty. You want something to stick to your bones to help you have enough energy so that you can shovel. Something you dream about while you are braving the temps as you use the snow blower. For me, I can’t help but think that a big bowl of stew is the perfect meal to enjoy after being outside.
It’s a great way to wind down a day too. Our commute home on public transportation feels like it will never end some days. Every time that bus door opens and the cold wind blows in, and my glasses steam up. I’m standing there thinking about heating up a bowl of soup or stew. It’s what gets me through the ride.
Making meals in the slow cooker is one of my favorite things to do since I love coming home to something hot and all done. I need to warm up as soon as possible after those long, cold bus rides. Besides making awesome stews and soups, I like to use my slow cooker for pulled pork for sandwiches. So, so good!
Well, this Slow Cooker Burgundy Beef Stew is a real winner. You’ll enjoy the rich favors from the tender meat and vegetables. The wine gives it great depth of flavor as well. It elevates things from just using beef broth, which of course is perfectly fine if you’re in a pinch. But get a great wine you’ll want to drink and it will really add to the dish.
This Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy Stew is so great because you can prep it the night ahead by chopping all the veggies ahead of time, then storing them in a container. In the morning you’ll need about 15 minutes to render the bacon, then brown the meat in the fat, then give the onions a quick toss around in the fat. Overall it’s really quick and simple to prepare, even for a busy morning.
So what if you are not getting snowing in with another 10 inches of snow? Don’t pass up an opportunity to make this great stew. This is the perfect kind of meal to prep in the morning and then come home to as well. Just cook up some noodles, pour yourself a big glass of Burgundy wine and then enjoy dinner.
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