This Classic dish origination from the Burgundy region of Eastern France as a pauper dish until it become a staple of haute cuisine in the early 20th century This Glutton free variation uses rice flour and a sauce reduction to achieve its signature heartiness .
Thoroughly combine first 7 ingredients; add beef and marinate at least 3 hours at room temperature, or overnight in refrigerator.
Drain meat reserving 1 cup of marinade. Place meat in removable liner of slow cooker; sprinkle with flour and salt and toss to coat meat.
Fry bacon; fry onions in bacon fat until slightly brown, add garlic and fry for 30 seconds; remove onions, garlic and bacon with slotted spoon and add to meat in liner.
Sauté mushrooms in remaining bacon fat (add butter if needed). Remove mushrooms with slotted spoon and add to meat-onion mixture. Pour reserved 1 cup of marinade over all. Place liner in base. Cover and cook on AUTO for 6-7 hours; or LOW for 8-10 hours; or HIGH for 4-5 hours.