How To Make Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon Like Julia Child

instant pot Beef Bourguignon

As we continue “Exploring the continents, A plate at a Time”, allow me to take you to France. This keto-friendly instant-pot beef bourguignon is a savory comfort meal full of tender meats, creamy tomato, and the perfect amount of red wine. The flavors of this meal complement each other in the best way and the recipe takes minimum kitchen appliances to make.

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Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

Crockpot Beef Bourguignon is one of the most famous French dishes. Bourguignon comes from the term “burgundy” which is essentially red wine. Beef Bourguignon means beef braised in red wine, alongside other ingredients like onions, mushrooms, and carrots.

If you are just a newbie at using slow cookers, crockpots, instant pots, or pressure cookers, then I would highly advise that you start by going through this Beginner Slow Cooker Guide before moving forward.

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For those who aren’t, red wine lovers don’t worry. The wine is only a part of the sauce, which is also paired with tomato paste.

There’s something so satisfying about throwing a combination of ingredients into a Dutch oven or a pressure cooker and letting the pot work its magic! After all, instant pots are great for stews and minimum effort. This is an easy beef bourguignon recipe perfect for those who have other things to do and just want to eat something healthy yet delicious.

While it requires only one pot, it does take a good amount of time to cook to really bring out those flavors. Have you ever heard the expression “the best things come to those who wait?” Whoever coined that phrase hit the ball right off the bat with this one! Don’t let the cooking time deter you from trying this beef bourguignon recipe.

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Why you’ll Love the Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

  • The flavors are rich and savory
  • The tender beef mixed with hearty veggies makes for a well-balanced meal
  • It’s an instant pot meaning minimum kitchen clean up

Now that I’ve convinced you to try it out, let’s get down to it!

Ingredients for Beef Bourguignon

As you can see, this crockpot Beef Bourguignon doesn’t require too much hassle at the grocery store. Even the most basic ingredients can produce the best meals.

  • 1.5 – 2 lb. of beef roast chuck cut into ¾-inch cubes
  • 5 strips of bacon
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 10 ounces of cremini mushrooms (quartered)
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 5 cloves of minced garlic
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ¾ cup of dry red wine (usually a cabernet)
  • ¾ tsp. xanthan (or cornstarch)
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • Salt & pepper

How to Make Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

Once you have a taste of the wonderful flavors of this recipe, you’re going to want to make it all the time. To get the best results, follow these steps.

Step 1: Take Care of the Meats

Season the beef chunks generously with salt and pepper and set aside. On the pressure cooker, set the sauté mode to medium heat. Once it reads hot on the display, add the diced bacon and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crispy. Transfer the bacon onto a paper towel-lined plate.

Step 2: Cook           

Sear the beef on one side in the pot for several mins to brown, then turn and sear on the other side. Transfer to a plate when done.

Seared beef from a beef bourguignon recipe
Seared Beef

Step 3: Time for the Sauce

Add onions and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently, to soften. Deglaze the pan with red wine and tomato paste, scraping up flavorful sucs on the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Make sure that the tomato paste has been cooked and completely dissolved. Turn off the sauté mode.

Step 4: Add the Veggies

Transfer the beef back to the pot. Add mushrooms, carrots, and thyme, stirring together. Top with bay leaves. Secure and seal the lid. Cook on high pressure for about 40 minutes, and then release the pressure manually.

Step 5: Let it Set

Uncover and select the sauté mode. Remove bay leaves. Stir in the xanthan gum evenly. Allow the stew to thicken for a minute, stirring constantly. Turn off the sauté mode. Serve in your favorite bowls and finish off by topping with crispy bacon.

I love this instant pot Beef bourguignon recipe so much that I make it at least twice a week and more when I have guests or friends visit me. I mean they all love this easy but truly flavorful beef stew. Its soft, tender, and hands down my go-to beef stew recipe

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How To Make Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon Like Julia Child

This instant pot beef bourguignon is a savory comfort meal full of tender meats, creamy tomato, and the perfect amount of red wine. The beautiful flavors of this meal complement each other in the best way and the recipe takes minimum effort and kitchen appliances to make.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 6
Calories 673 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
  • 1 Dutch Oven If you dont have a Pressure cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb Beef Chuck Roast Cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 5 strips Bacon
  • 1 pc Onion Medium sized
  • 10 Oz Cremini Mushrooms quartered
  • 2 pc Carrots diced
  • 5 cloves Garlic minced
  • 3 pc Bay leaves
  • 3/4 cup Dry Red Wine
  • 3/4 tsp xanthan gum or cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Tomatopaste
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • Season the beef chunks generously with salt and pepper and set aside. On the pressure cooker, set the sauté mode to medium heat. Once it reads hot on the display, add the diced bacon and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crispy. Transfer the bacon onto a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Sear the beef on one side in the pot for several mins to brown, then turn and sear on the other side. Transfer to a plate when done.
  • Add onions and garlic. Cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently, to soften. Deglaze the pan with red wine and tomato paste, scraping up flavorful sucs on the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Make sure that the tomato paste has been cooked and completely dissolved. Turn off the sauté mode.
  • Transfer the beef back to the pot. Add mushrooms, carrots, and thyme, stirring together. Top with bay leaves. Secure and seal the lid. Cook on high pressure for about 40 minutes, and then release the pressure manually.
  • Uncover and select the sauté mode. Remove bay leaves. Stir in the xanthan gum evenly. Allow the stew to thicken for a minute, stirring constantly. Turn off the sauté mode. Serve in your favorite bowls and finish off by topping with crispy bacon.

Nutrition

Calories: 673kcalFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 11g
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