Beef Bourguignon

6 strips bacon, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
3 lbs beef rump, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 Tbs flour
1 10-oz. can condensed beef broth
2 cups red or Burgundy wine
1 Tbs tomato paste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp whole thyme
1 whole bay leaf
1/2 lb small white onions, peeled
1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced

Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove and drain. Add beef cubes and brown well. Place browned beef cubes in stoneware. Brown carrot and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in flour. Add broth, mix well and add to stoneware. Add cooked bacon, wine, tomato paste, garlic, bay leaf, onions and mushrooms. Cover cook on Low 10 to 12 hours or on High for 5 to 6 hours.