Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon Recipe

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Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon Recipe is a tender fall-apart beef bourguignon similar to the Julia Child beef Bourguignon recipe.

Tender beef, loads of savory broth, veggies, and then cooked in a fraction of the time for that slow simmered flavor you know and love.

The classic Bourguignon is one that is filled with tons of steps, time spent in making this recipe, and maybe a glass or two of wine while you wait.

But using the Instant Pot this really speeds up the time while ensuring no flavor is lacked.

Why You Will Love This Beef Bourguignon...

  • Classic flavor from a traditional bourguignon
  • Quicker cook time
  • Slow simmered flavor
  • Loaded with braised meat, rich red wine sauce
  • Reheats well

Ingredients Needed For Recipe

  • Oil
  • Bacon
  • Beef
  • Red Wine
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Flour
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Beef Broth
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Butter
  • Bay Leaves
  • Mushrooms
  • Salt & Pepper

How Do You Make

First, you want to start by cooking up your bacon on the saute setting. Once the bacon is cooked remove from the pot. Then add in your beef and brown on all the sides.

Searing your beef is going to add texture but also tons of flavor to your meat. Now add in your wine and deglaze the pan, simmer for 6 minutes to reduce the wine.

Whisk in your flour and tomato post, then add in broth, veggies, butter, and seasonings. Seal and cook as directed below, then natural release for 10 minutes.

Now turn to saute once again on low and allow the mixture to thicken. Then serve one insanely tasty dinner.

Helpful Kitchen Supplies

  • Kitchen Scale- A kitchen scale is a must to have for so many recipes in order to have accurate measurements. This is something that is often overlooked in recipes.
  • Meat Thermometer- Having a meat thermometer is essential. I have gone through so many 'inexpensive' thermometers that I finally invested in a heavy duty digital thermometer from BBQ guys. It was so worth it!
  •  Instant Pot Inner Pot - I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • Silicone Lid for Instant Pot- I'm not sure how I lived without this one. Having a silicone lid for my Instant Pot has made life so much easier. It is perfect for adding ingredients a day or two ahead of time.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners-  If you are new to pressure cooking, this is a great ebook to get you started with basic recipes you will use over and over again.


If you happen to have leftovers, simply store in the proper container in your fridge for up to three days. Then when you want to reheat just warm in the microwave, on the stove, or even in the Instant Pot.

You are welcome to freeze leftovers as well. The texture of the vegetables will be a bit softer once frozen, but delicious as can be. Just thaw in the fridge overnight before serving.

Expert Tips and Variations

Here are some helpful tips and tricks when making this beef pressure cooker recipe.

  • Aim to cut the meat in similar size, so it cooks evenly and works at eating. Sometimes larger pieces of meat make it hard, that you have to stop and cut the meat.
  • You can use chicken or beef broth to replace of the wine if you don't have wine on hand. It will change the flavor a bit, but overall it will taste similar.
  • Feel free to serve with mashed potatoes or even noodles if you would like.
  • If you want to thicken up the sauce, add cornstarch and water to the mixture once it is done cooking, to help the sauce thicken.
  • You can use stew meat for this recipe.
  • The quality of the beef will affect the flavor and texture of this dish. Quality meat will provide a softer texture and richer flavor.

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Recipe FAQs

What is beef bourguignon?

This beef bourguignon is a classic dish that is associated to the word burgundy, from the red wine used in this dish.
You have a braised beef, bacon, cooked in a red wine tomato sauce with tons of veggies. This is one dish you will enjoy. Julia Child is famous for this classic dish, and it is crowd worthy if you want to wow your guests.

What to serve with beef bourguignon?

Reach for some buttered bread, side salad, or even vegetables. The options are endless and this can be a tasty meal in one, that doesn't need extra sides.

How to pronounce beef bourguignon?

beef bor·guh·nyaan

How to plate beef bourguignon?

You will find there are different ways to plate up your bourguignon. Whether you do a bowl or a plate, both are welcome. Then pour over the top of mashed potatoes or even pasta.

Yield: 8 servings

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon is an easier version of the classic Julia Child Beef Bourguignon recipe. It's a classic beef recipe that is a rich flavored comfort food favorite.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes


    1. Add oil and bacon to the Instant Pot and saute until the bacon cooks all the way. Remove bacon from the pot.
    2. Add beef to the pot and brown on all sides.
    3. Add the wine to the pot, scraping the bottoms of the pan to deglaze the pot. Simmer for 6 minutes, allowing the wine to reduce.
    4. Whisk in the flour and tomato paste.
    5. Add in onions, carrots, garlic, beef broth, mushrooms, seasonings and butter.
    6. Set to sealing and select a high-pressure cooking time for 45 minutes.
    7. Allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before releasing any remaining pressure.
    8. Saute on low for an additional 5-10 minutes to thicken to desired consistency.



  • Can my dog eat Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon? It is not recommended to give this recipe to your dog. Although your dog's diet is based on meat, ingredients like wine, tomato, onions, and garlic, that the recipe contains aren't the best for his organism. Flavors like garlic and onion are highly toxic to the dog's stomach.
  • Can my cat eat Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon? Given that cats are carnivores, this recipe sounds harmless, but it is not. Ingredients like garlic and onion are highly dangerous for your cat. As well as the rest of the spicy ingredients. Therefore, it would be better to avoid sharing this dish with your cat.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 591Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 151mgSodium 622mgCarbohydrates 11gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 2gSugar 4gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 46g

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