Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Boeuf Bourguignon, S'il Vous Plait

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy (Low-FODMAP)  |  Delicious as it Looks

Or as we like to call it....Beef Burgundy, thank you very much! Last week was my husband's birthday and I always fix him his favorite dish. I made him this dish when we were dating and it's been one of his favorites ever since. Back then I used to make it with cream of mushroom soup and onion soup mix. It was terribly processed and salty, but ohhhhh so good!

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy (Low-FODMAP)  |  Delicious as it Looks

The past few years I've been searching for the best natural, but easy (and preferably slow cooker/crock pot friendly), version of beef burgundy. I think I finally found it on Food.com! I of course made my low-FODMAP adjustments to the recipe and we were amazed by the results. If you are interested in the original version and don't require my low-FODMAP and gluten-free make-over, you can find it here: French Beef Burgundy for the Crock Pot.

So here's the breakdown of the ingredients: Instead of garlic, I browned the beef in my Oven Roasted Garlic Oil. I replaced the onion with the green parts only of scallions (green onions). I did add mushrooms because my husband loves them and it was his birthday. For the longest time I thought I could eat mushrooms, but then I figured out that they make be terribly gassy, so I try to limit them. I still eat mushrooms, just not too many at one time. They contain mannitol, which is a sugar alcohol, and I'm sure many of you know is not good for IBS. So you can leave them out of the recipe all together, or just pick them out, like I do.

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy (Low-FODMAP)  |  Delicious as it Looks

I tend to be fine with dry wines (thank goodness), but I'm not sure if other people tolerate wine. If you don't, then obviously this recipe is not for you. But I really hope you do, because this recipe is amazing! Since the recipe only called for 1/2 cup of beef broth, I used Better than Bouillion. I believe it contains a little onion and garlic, but not enough to concern me at only 1/2 cup for the whole recipe. Otherwise, you can use my recipe for Low-FODMAP Beef Broth. You can also read how I freeze my homemade broth here: Broth for Recipes.

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy
Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
adapted from Food.com
serves 6


1/4 cup White Rice Flour Blend
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 pounds beef stew meat, cubed
2 tablespoons garlic-infused oil or olive oil
1 cup dry red wine (I like to use Shiraz or Cabernet), divided
1 cup baby carrots
4 green onions, sliced (green parts only)
2 (7 oz.) jars whole button mushrooms (about 1 1/2 cups), drained*
1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/2 cup Low-FODMAP Beef Broth
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add the beef and shake to coat.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and brown on all sides, making sure to get a nice brown, flavorful crust.
  3. Transfer the beef to the slow cooker. Deglaze the skillet with 1/2 cup of the wine, scraping up any brown bits. Pour this into the slow cooker. Add the remaining wine, baby carrots, green onions, mushrooms (if using), parsley, broth, bay leaves and thyme to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  4. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or on high for 2 to 3 hours. Remove bay leaves and serve.
  5. Serve over or with your favorite gluten-free pasta, rice or mashed potatoes.

* Recipe updated 11/06/17: Added jarred/canned mushrooms, instead of fresh. Monash has tested canned champignon mushrooms as being low in FODMAPs in 1/2 cup serving size. Champignon mushrooms are also known as white button mushrooms.


  1. Hi! I'm a big fan of your blog and I thought you might want to share this find with your readers - Rao's pasta sauce for sensitive stomachs has no onion, garlic, or tomato paste and is really yummy. I found it at Whole Foods but it can be ordered online. A bit pricey but it's so nice to find a food you can just have ready to go off the shelf.


    Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks for reading my blog! And thank you for the tip with Rao's pasta sauce. I will share with my readers on facebook.

  2. That Looks SO DELUICIOUS.. I Love The Recipe

  3. This recipe is AMAZING!!! My whole family loves it!!! I recommend doubling it so you'll have leftovers! :-) Thank you!

    1. Glad you liked it! Thanks for the review.

  4. I've been lurking on your blog for a while now and have tried several or your recipes.... I just wanted to say that this is one of my favourites! Thank you so much for sharing it! x

    1. Hi Jen, thanks for the comment and glad you like it! :)

  5. Is there a broth that I can purchase that is low FODMAP diet. We are in the 1st stages of the diet.

  6. Is there a broth that I can purchase that is low FODMAP diet. We are in the 1st stages of the diet.

    1. Yes, there are bouillon cubes you can buy from Massels 7's that are onion- and garlic-free. You will have to look online to see where to find them. I have bought from Amazon and Nicer Foods in the past.

  7. Can I use arrowroot instead of white rice flour?