Instant Pot Beef Burgundy (Beef Bourguignon)

Beef chunks cooked in red wine (burgundy) and flavored with fresh herbs for a deliciously addictive beef stew that comes out melt-in-your-mouth-tender in no time because it’s all done in the instant pot!

It’s been a bit chilly of late and we had a lot of rain. When this happens my family and I, collectively, crave comfort food! For us, there is nothing more delicious than a good hearty stew served with either potatoes or rice. And when it comes to beef stew, my number one favorite has got to be Beef Burgundy otherwise known as Beef Bourguignon!

How can you not love it? Big chunks of beef (I prefer huge cubes of beef rather then teeny-tiny pieces!), cooked in red wine and then flavored with fresh herbs and mushrooms! What’s not to love? Do you know what guarantees even more depth of flavor in this famous stew? Searing the beef beforehand. It’s truly worth the extra effort as it brings out the flavor of the meat so your stew would never be bland. What’s even better it’s made in the instant pot so you cook it in no time without having to wait 8 hours if you use the slow cooker.

We love to have this with rice. I know, I know it may sound weird because this is French and probably not paired with rice in France. But I am Asian and I need my rice all the time! Seriously, I think it’s so good with rice because this is such a robust stew and eating it with rice which absorbs all it’s yummy flavors makes it an absolutely perfect meal! Try it next time instead of bread, noodles or potatoes – you will see what I mean!

Instant Pot Beef Burgundy (Beef Bourguignon)

Beef chunks cooked in red wine (burgundy) and flavored with fresh herbs for a deliciously addictive beef stew that comes out melt-in-your-mouth-tender in no time because it’s all done in the instant pot!

Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword Beef Bourguignon, beef burgundy,, beef stew, Instant Pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Author Manila Spoon

Ingredients

  • 2.3 lbs stewing Beef (pref. chuck steak or roast), cubed
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 strips 4 Bacon, chopped
  • 2 medium Onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 1/4 cup dry Red Wine
  • 1 fresh 1 Bouquet Garni, fresh bay leaves, thyme and rosemary tied together with a string or placed in a pouch
  • 8 oz brown Mushrooms, chopped (like mini-Bella)

Instructions

  1. Liberally season the beef cubes with salt and pepper. Select the saute setting and heat the oil in the instant pot. Add the chopped Bacon and cook just until it begins to render its fat. Remove and set aside. Brown the cubed beef in batches to avoid overcrowding the meat. Place the beef cubes in a large platter as you cook. Searing is worth the work to add more depth of flavor.

  2. Quickly, sauté the onions and garlic in the remaining fat in the instant pot for a couple of minutes. Scrape all that yummy brown bits in there. Pour a little red wine to deglaze the pan.

  3. Add the browned beef cubes and fried bacon. Pour in the red wine. Cover and select the manual setting, set to high pressure and time it for 30 minutes. For a shortcut, simply choose the meat stew setting. Make sure the vent is in the sealing position. Cook until the time is done and the beef is tender to your liking.

  4. When the beef is already tender, add the fresh bouquet garni. and chopped mushrooms. Cook just until the mushrooms are tender. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Remove the bouquet garni before serving.

Recipe Notes

Bouquet Garni can also be purchased dry and stored in a small pouch. Add the dry bouquet garni with the beef if using instead of fresh.

Serve this with noodles, bread or potatoes. My family loves this with rice.

 

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