Boeuf Bourguignon + Forman & Field Seasonal Box Giveaway from Knorr – Closed

At this time of year there’s nothing better than a comforting slow cooked casserole to come home to. One of my absolute favourites is Boeuf Bourguignon for its rich depth of flavour from the ruby notes of the red wine, the caramelised onions and the meatiness from the beef and bacon. So when I was asked to try out Knorr’s Rich Beef Stock Pot using a Seasonal Box from Forman & Field I jumped at the chance. I already use Knorr’s stock cubes and liquid stock so was interested to use their latest innovation; I’ve watched Marco Pierre White extolling their virtues almost every time I switch on the TV!

I ended up cooking this dish (my take on Marco’s version) for my mother-in-law’s birthday and though at first reluctant to come straight from work for a meal once she heard it was Boeuf Bourguignon she was very willing. Her verdict was “delicious” as was ours and she was so pleased she’d come. I’d never used Knorr’s Rich Beef Stock Pot before and I must say it added an extra depth of beef flavour over and above other stocks.

For great tips, recipes and videos from Marco Pierre White visit www.knorr.co.uk


The best news is that one lucky reader can win the same Seasonal Box from Forman and Field courtesy of Knorr which provides all the ingredients for Marco’s Boeuf Bourguignon recipe or you can make my slow cooked version or your own. Included in the box are:

800g beef brisket

½ leek (the white part)

mild cure bacon




wild mushrooms

Bolney Estate Lychgate Red wine

Knorr Rich Beef Stock Pot

For your chance to win simply fill in the Rafflecopter below. The prize can only be delivered on Friday 16 November so if this is not convenient please do not enter!

Start by frying the cubed beef in small batches until browned.

Then fry the bacon strips.

Now fry the onions, leek and garlic slices.

Add the beef & bacon back to the pan and stir in flour, cook for 1 minute.

Add the wine, port and bouquest garni.

Then add the Knorr beef stock pot diluted in boiling water and transfer to slow cooker.

10 minutes before serving make garnish by frying bacon until crisp.

Then fry the mushrooms for a couple of minutes.

Remove crock pot from slow cooker.

Garnish and serve.


4.7 from 3 reviews
Boeuf Bourguignon
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A classic french beef and red wine casserole.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: French
Serves: 4
  • 3 tbsp Light olive oil
  • 800g / 1lb 12oz Brisket/stewing steak (trimmed & cubed)
  • 1 Rasher unsmoked bacon, sliced
  • ½ Leek, chopped (white part only)
  • 20 Pearl onions (frozen fine if thawed)
  • 2 Cloves garlic, sliced
  • 50g / 2oz Plain flour
  • 1 Bouquet Garnet (tie together ¼ stick celery, Bay leaf, few sprigs thyme & parsley)
  • 375ml / 13fl oz Red wine, full bodied
  • 125ml / 4fl oz Port (optional)
  • 1 Knorr Rich Beef Stock Pot
  • 375ml / 13fl oz Boiling water
  • For Garnish:
  • 200g Wild mushrooms
  • 2 Rashers unsmoked bacon, sliced
  1. Put the oil in a deep frying pan and fry the beef in small batches for 3 – 4 minutes until browned turning occasionally.
  2. With a slotted spoon put the cooked beef in the crock pot.
  3. Fry the bacon slices in the remaining oil for a few minutes until golden then add to the crock pot with slotted spoon.
  4. Add the onions, leeks and garlic and cook for a further 3 minutes stirring all the time.
  5. Add the beef back to the pan, stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add the red wine, port and bouquet garni and bring to the boil.
  7. Dissolve one Knorr Rich Beef Stock Pot into 375ml of boiling water then add to pan.
  8. Transfer everything to the crockpot and slow cook High 6 – 8 hrs or Low 8 – 10 hrs.
  9. Ten minutes before serving make the garnish by frying the remaining bacon strips until lightly browned, strain them off and add the wild mushrooms to the pan. They only need a minute or two.
  10. Remove crock pot from slow cooker and give it a good stir and then apply garnish.
  11. Serve with mashed potatoes and a medley of vegetables.


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There is 1 prize of a Seasonal Box from Forman & Field. There’s no cash alternative and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
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  1. Marion Weir

    I love recipes you can throw in the slow cooker and forget about lol 😀

  2. Paul Wilson

    Just the right time of year for this now.

  3. Paul Wilson

    Looks super-tasty.


    This is one of my favvourite foods. I can’t wait to try your recipe, as it’s slightly different to ones I’vve done before.

  5. Heather Haigh

    That looks really rich and sounds full of flavour.

  6. faye huntington

    i know this competition is over now – but wow this looks DELICIOUS!

  7. Paul Wilson

    I’ve never tried this. Looks ideal of this time of year.

  8. Simon C

    Looks very tasty, thanks!


  9. Rod Curtis

    Boeuf Bourguignon is one of my all time favourite dishes, this recipe has inspired me to try it in the slow cooker!

    1. Camilla

      They were made for each other!

  10. Julia

    This looks great.

  11. nicola

    yum yummy yum

  12. Maggie

    I always love this recipe at this time of the year.

  13. Karen Barrett

    Great, thanks, even I can’t go wrong with this recipe.

  14. Sandra Siddall

    Great dish for this weather 🙂 Looks yummy! xx

  15. sharon weaden

    Looks fab, a hearty winter warming meal

  16. sarah punter

    looks lovely, very warming on a winters day xx

  17. Lee Davis

    looks delicious and quite easy!

  18. Barrie Phillips

    Mouth is watering

  19. lianne claire martin

    looks fab a really hearty homecooked dish 😉

  20. Sue Harrison

    Love a good Boeuf Bourguignon 🙂

  21. Katrina Day-Reilly

    fantastic recipe x

  22. Sam

    Ooh this would be lovely!

  23. Karen

    GREAT post Camilla and I was VERY tempted to make the recipe that came in the box, but I JUST fancied a spicy tagine and the beef was perfect for that, plus I get to drink the wine and also make an omelette with the gorgeous wild mushrooms too! Karen

    1. Camilla

      Well I kind of made my recipe but with Maro’s ingredient if that makes sense and yes the wine was far too good so bought my own and good bottle will be an Xmas present for my parents, LOL!


    Warming Winter Food!

  25. Camilla

    That’s so lovely to hear, thank you Mich:-)

  26. Louise R

    Lovely photos my mouth is watering!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much, the later ones were taken in a bit of a hurry as I was trying to entertain ma in-law at the same time!

  27. Gemma Mills / Chamberlain

    YUMMY!!!!! Getting Craig to cook one of these tonight – it’s his turn and it look a bit tricky for me 🙂

    1. Camilla

      It’s really not tricky, you can’t go wrong really!

  28. Jean Bolsover

    Just what you need now the weather has turned cold!

  29. mellissa williams

    this looks delicious yummy! Fingers crossed

  30. Paz

    Ohh this would make a perfect dish to serve at a family birthday meal on 20th November. Thank you for a lovely competition x

  31. Jane Willis

    I really don’t use my slow cooker anything like often enough and dishes like this are perfect for it

  32. melanie stirling

    It looks delicious 🙂

  33. Nicola P

    Warming dish for these cold evenings. Love the thought of adding the wild mushrooms, I usually just add the bog standard button ones.

  34. Charlotte @charlottekdiary

    What a lovely competition! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  35. Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

    Ready made stocks really are a time saver and pack a meal with essential flavours, where would we be without them. That Boeuf bourguignon looks mouth watering.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, we would indeed be lost without ready made stock!

  36. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    Top dish Camilla – love a good Boeuf Bourguignon. I’d say your mother-in-law is one lucky lady 😉

    1. Camilla

      And would you believe it we even drank the rest of the wine with it!

  37. gillbla

    Looks like a great dish for this time of year

    1. Camilla

      It certainly is comfort food in this cold weather!

  38. Carolin

    That looks lovely, a great warming hearty winter comfort meal 🙂

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