Chili Beef Bourguignon

"We love chili, we love wine and we also love Beef Bourguinon, so I thought why not try combing all 3 of those to obtain the most delicious, flavorful and hearty chili that could be possible. Perfect as a meal for 2 or for a delicious and unique meal for parties and friends. Serve with crusty bread and a salad and of course a glass of Black Box Merlot Wine,,,,yum. Enjoy!"

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

6 hrs

Paired With

Main Protein



Extra Virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon, 4 slices, chopped, 2 pounds cut in 2 “ cubes, 2 cups, 1 cup , chopped, 4, minced, 1/2 teaspoons each, 2 Tablespoons, 2 cups, 3 cups, 2 Tablespoons, 1 cube, 1 teaspoon chopped, 1 can (15 oz)
Beef brisket/stew meat
Baby Carrots
Vidalia Onion
Garlic cloves
Salt & Pepper
Black box Merlot wine
Beef stock
Tomato paste
Beef Bullion
Bay leaves
Chili kidney beans


In a large pan or skillet, sauté the bacon over medium heat in the oil for about 3 minutes, until crisp.   Transfer to 6 quart slow cooker bowl.

Pat dry beef with paper towels and sear until brown on all sides, in the oil/bacon fat.  Transfer to the slow cooker bowl with the bacon, add in onion and carrots next.  Season with salt and pepper, mixing well.

Pour the Merlot into the pan, allow to simmer 3 to 4 minutes, then whisk in flour, mixing well until smooth.  Simmer for 2 more minutes, until slightly thickened then pour into slow cooker pot, along with stock, tomato paste, garlic, bullion and bay leaves.  Mix well.

Cook on high for 6 hours, until beef is tender.    10 to 15 minutes before serving add chili beans to slow cooker pot.

Ladle into bowls, serve with that delicious Black box wine and crusty bread if desired!    Enjoy!