Beef Bourguinon

4 pounds lean beef, cubed
1 cup red wine
1/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon black pepper
8 slices bacon, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, diced
1 pound mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup flour

Marinate beef in wine, oil, thyme and pepper 4 hrs at room temp. or overnight in the fridge.
In large pan, cook bacon until soft. Add garlic and onion sauteeing until soft.
Add mushrooms and cook until slightly wilted.
Drain beef reserving liquid.
Place beef in slow cooker.
Sprinkle flour over the beef stirring until well coated. Add mushroom mixture on top.
Pour reserved marinade over all.
Cook on LOW 8−9 hrs.