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 its yummy flavors makes it an absolutely perfect meal!

Try it next time instead of bread, noodles, or potatoes – you will see what I mean!

 

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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 easy instant pot beef stew, Instant Pot, instant pot beef bourguignon, instant pot beef burgundy, instant pot beef stew red wine, instant pot french beef stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Manila Spoon

Ingredients

  • 2.2 lbs stewing Beef (pref. chuck steak or roast), cubed (1.5 inch in size)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 streaky Bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 medium Onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 8 oz Burgundy or red wine
  • 1 fresh Bouquet Garni, fresh bay leaves, thyme and rosemary tied together with a string or placed in a pouch
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch, diluted with 1 tablespoon water
  • 12 oz fresh mushrooms (like mini-Bella), chopped

Instructions

  1. Liberally season the beef cubes with salt and pepper. Select the saute setting on the instant pot and heat a little oil. Add the chopped bacon and cook just until they begin to render their fat. Remove the bacon bits and set aside. Add the cubed beef and sear in batches to avoid overcrowding the meat. Place the beef cubes on a large platter as you finish browning the beef. Searing is worth the work to add more depth of flavor.

  2. Quickly, sauté the onions and garlic in the remaining fat in the pan for 2-3 minutes. Scrape all that yummy brown bits in there.

  3. Return the meat to the instant pot and mix well with the onions and garlic. Pour in the wine. Add the cooked bacon bits. Stir everything. Cover and select the manual setting, set to high pressure, and time it for 35 minutes. Alternatively, you can also use the meat stew setting. Make sure the vent is in the sealing position. Cook until the time is done. Do a natural release for 15 minutes. Turn the knob into the venting position to release any remaining steam.

  4. Uncover and add the fresh bouquet garni and mushrooms. Choose the saute setting and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until the mushrooms are cooked and tender. If you wish to thicken the sauce, stir in the cornstarch diluted with water and cook for 1-2 minutes or just until the consistency is to your liking. Taste and adjust the seasoning with extra salt and pepper, if needed. Remove the bouquet garni before serving. Serve with mashed potatoes and some greens on the side. In our house, we eat this with rice!

Recipe Notes

Bouquet Garni may also be purchased dry and stored in a small pouch. It may be found in the spice and herb section of your grocery. Add the dry bouquet garni with the beef after it's been browned if using instead it instead of the fresh bunch.

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7 Comments

  1. Alex
    June 10, 2020 / 7:59 am

    5 stars
    I love that this is done in the instant pot – there is something so satisfying about cooking a delicious meal in the IP! Love the flavours in this 🙂

  2. Farah Maizar
    June 10, 2020 / 8:17 am

    5 stars
    I JUST got an instant pot! this is perfect timing, I bet the beef is so tender and delicious when made in this!

  3. Toni
    June 10, 2020 / 8:24 am

    5 stars
    This is absolutely amazing! Everyone at my house loved it.

  4. Neha
    June 10, 2020 / 8:32 am

    5 stars
    Looks so yum! I so want to dig in this one with a bowl of rice and some salad in the side.

  5. Taylor Kiser
    June 10, 2020 / 8:43 am

    5 stars
    Time to break out my instant pot! This looks perfect for dinner!

  6. Carol
    October 14, 2020 / 7:57 am

    For a dried bouquet garnii, how much of each herb should I put in the packet? Does it matter? Thanks. I always love your recipes and they are well written and reliable.

    • abigail
      Author
      October 14, 2020 / 2:24 pm

      If you just want to make it for this recipe, I would use 1-2 dried bay leaves (crumbled), 1 tablespoon dried parsley and 1-2 teaspoon(s) dried thyme and place it in a cheesecloth or small cloth packet. Otherwise, you can make your own dried bouquet garni in bulk and just use enough for the stew. There are many recipes for dried bouquet garni on google, too. Thanks for asking.

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