Boeuf bourguignon is a recipe that takes about 3 hours to make and most of it is sitting time in the slow cooker cooking. Whenever it comes to recipes like this, or any recipe for that matter, I find it extremely important to prep everything ahead of time so that the cooking process goes smoothly. The French actually have a saying for this food prep process, it’s called “mise en place,” which translates to "everything in its place." This means that everything is completely ready when it comes time to cook. It doesn’t mean partially ready or I can cut onions right before I need to throw them in. NO, it means everything for the recipe is ready to go. To make a long story short, just prep it all out so that cooking is smooth sailing.