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Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This beef bourguignon is my go-to comfort food. Tender beef, hearty veggies, and a rich broth, all cooked up in my trusty Instant Pot. It's a hug in a bowl!

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Ever had one of those days where you just crave a comfort meal that wraps you in a warm, tasty hug? Well, I sure have. Get ready, because I'm about to share my instant pot beef bourguignon recipe. It's a rich, hearty stew, brimming with tender beef, aromatic herbs, and robust wine flavor that sings in every bite. Trust me, one spoonful of this, and you'll be sighing in foodie bliss. Plus, it's an Instant Pot recipe - easy, quick, and virtually mess-free. Let's dive in, shall we?

Ingredients for Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

  • Beef stew meat: Tenderizes during cooking, provides rich flavor and texture to the dish, a classic ingredient in beef bourguignon.
  • Onion: Adds depth and sweetness to the dish, a fundamental base ingredient in many savory recipes like this one.
  • Carrots: Adds natural sweetness and color, complements the savory flavors, and provides a hint of earthiness to the dish.
  • Garlic: Enhances overall flavor profile, adds aromatic complexity, and infuses a subtle garlicky undertone to the dish.
  • Red wine: Adds depth and richness to the sauce, tenderizes the meat, and imparts a complex flavor to the dish.
  • Beef broth: Provides a savory base for the stew, enhances meaty flavors, and adds depth to the overall dish.
  • Tomato paste: Adds umami richness, thickens the sauce, and provides a hint of acidity to balance the flavors.
  • Dried thyme: Adds earthy and floral notes, complements the beef, and enhances the overall herbaceous flavor profile of the dish.
  • Dried rosemary: Adds a piney aroma and flavor, complements the beef and other herbs, and adds depth to the dish.
  • Olive oil: Used for browning the meat and sautéing vegetables, adds richness and depth of flavor to the dish.
  • All-purpose flour: Coats the beef for browning, helps thicken the sauce, and adds body to the stew.

Essential Tools for Making This Delicious Dish

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the beef bourguignon quickly while retaining flavors and tenderness.
  • Chef's knife: Needed for cutting the beef stew meat, onions, and carrots into the proper size for the recipe.
  • Cutting board: Provides a stable surface for chopping ingredients and prevents cross-contamination while preparing the dish.
  • Measuring cup: Ensures accurate measurements of red wine, beef broth, and other liquids for the perfect balance of flavors.
  • Wooden spoon: Ideal for stirring and scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot for added flavor.
  • Tongs: Useful for browning the beef in batches and transferring ingredients without losing juices or breaking apart the meat.

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon Recipe

A classic French dish made easy with the Instant Pot.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4 servings
Calories 450 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Mixing Spoon


Main Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds beef stew meat cut into chunks
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • to taste Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • to garnish Fresh parsley chopped


  • Season the beef with salt and pepper, then coat with flour.
  • Turn on the Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat the olive oil.
  • Brown the beef in batches, then set aside.
  • Add onions, carrots, and garlic to the pot and sauté until softened.
  • Stir in tomato paste, thyme, and rosemary.
  • Pour in the red wine and beef broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  • Add the beef back to the pot.
  • Close the lid, set to high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • Once done, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then manually release the remaining pressure.
  • Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley.


No additional notes.


Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 30gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 700mgPotassium: 700mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Beef Bourguignon, Instant Pot
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Tips for Making Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the beef bourguignon as instructed, but do not garnish with parsley.
  • Let it cool completely, then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cool the beef bourguignon completely.
  • Transfer to a freezer-safe container or resealable bag, removing as much air as possible.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating on the stove or in the microwave.

Adding a small square of dark chocolate to the beef bourguignon sauce can enhance the richness and depth of flavor.

Common Questions About Preparing Beef Bourguignon in an Instant Pot

Can I use a different type of meat for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute beef stew meat with chuck roast or any other cut suitable for stewing.
How can I make this recipe vegetarian?
To make this recipe vegetarian, you can replace the beef with mushrooms or tofu and use vegetable broth instead of beef broth.
Can I skip the red wine in this recipe?
If you prefer not to use red wine, you can substitute it with additional beef broth mixed with a tablespoon of vinegar for acidity.
How long can I store leftovers in the fridge?
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
Can I freeze this dish?
Yes, you can freeze beef bourguignon. Allow it to cool completely, then store it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

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