Slow Cooker Bourbon Braised Beef

Slow Cooker Bourbon Braised Beef
This slow cooker braised beef is the perfect dinner recipe for those times when you have no idea what to make for dinner. Do you ever feel that way? 
bourbon braised beef
Prep Time: 20 minutes 
Cook Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes 
Yield: 8 servings
Category: Main Dish 
Method: Slow Cooker 
Cuisine: Comfort Food

This slow cooker braised beef is an easy solution to the weeknight dinner dilemma facing your family. Let the slow cooker do all the work for you!

  • 3 lbs. beef chuck roast (cut into large cubes)
  • 1 large yellow onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil a large saute pan over medium high heat. Season beef with a liberal amount of salt and pepper. Working in two batches, sear all sides of each piece of beef until dark brown. A good rule of thumb is that the meat is done searing when it can easily be removed from the surface of the pan; if it’s sticking it’s not done yet. You are not trying to cook the meat through at this point, just adding a layer of flavor. Transfer seared beef to a large crock pot. Add 2 more tablespoons olive oil to the pan and sear remaining batch of beef, then transfer to crock pot.
  2. Add remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil to the same pan and turn heat to medium. Add onion and a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute, stirring frequently for 4 minutes. Then add garlic and saute for another minute, stirring frequently. Transfer onion and garlic to the crock pot. Then add beef broth, bourbon, Worcestershire, Dijon, thyme and a liberal amount of salt and pepper. Stir to combine, cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until the beef is fork tender and pulls apart easily. Serve with my favorite garlic mashed sweet potatoes. Enjoy!

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