Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon cooked with red wine, vegetables and seasonings turns out amazingly tender and flavorful! Using beef tips or stew meat in a rich and thick sauce you will get the same bold flavors using your Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi too.
Pressure cooker Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon may come off as an expensive or difficult dish to make. It’s not! If you’ve always wanted to make this Julia Child dish this will make you a pro. This and many other easy Instant Pot recipes are here for you to try on The Typical Mom blog. (affiliate links present, originally published 3/20)
Ninja Foodi Beef Bourguignon
If you’ve had this at a restaurant you know what kinda’ comfort food this is. Recently we actually took our younger 2 daughters out to eat for a birthday and they ordered this. Not knowing if it would be a hit I ordered light, I didn’t get more than a little bite!! She said it was her favorite meal so I had to make it at home after that.
With a thick broth, a bit like stew but better, the flavors are just out of this world with super tender. One of our favorite stew meat recipes ever. You can adjust to make this dairy free if that is necessary, but either way it should be loaded up with vegetables.
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- Make sure to Bookmark our InstaPot recipes page. We add new ones each week!
- Then PRINT this —–> Instant Pot cooking times cheat sheet that will help you understand how long meat, vegetables and beans take to cook in your pressure cooker.
- This is a great InstaPot cookbook and a set of wooden utensils are great to grab too.
- I HIGHLY recommend you buy this non stick pot.
- You should still deglaze pressure cooker after sautéing but it won’t have as many issues with this better liner.
For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.
Instant Pot Beef Stew Red Wine
You could call it this too for an easy pronunciation. 😉 If you are totally against using wine entirely you could substitute it wit broth. Note that there will definitely be a difference with this swap, not in a great way. The flavors won’t be as bold or rich, but will work.
Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon with Stew Meat
I mean you can use whatever cut you have on hand and cut it into cubes or large bite size pieces for this but if you are on a budget use this!
What is the best cut of meat for beef bourguignon?
A few cuts of beef have been used including; brisket, chuck roast, and stew meat (which I use a lot because it’s so cheap and already cut into small pieces). Brisket does yield an amazing result but is the most expensive out of the 3.
- In this round chuck roast was used and diced into bite size pieces. That is how you get it super tender and wonderful.
Pressure Cooker Beef Bourguignon
You cook this similar to our Instant Pot beef stroganoff recipe where you saute the meat first using a bit of olive oil. That will give you a bit of sear on the outside of your protein. If you wanted to give your meat a really bold flavor you could massage some of our steak dry rub on it before cooking. We didn’t this time.
- Electric pressure cooker
- if you don’t have a non stick pot I would definitely get one
- you can make this as a Ninja Foodi recipe too
- Beef stew meat, cubed bear meat, roast cut into large bite size pieces or beef tips
- Red wine is great and better than just using broth
- Tomato paste
- Olive oil
- Onion – Yellow or pearl onions
- Carrots should be peeled and cut into large bite size chunks
- Mushrooms should be halved
- Garlic should be minced or chopped finely
- Beef stock or beef broth
- Butter should be salted
- Flour, salt and pepper
So if you have ever made this in a Dutch oven on your stovetop you know that it takes some attention. You want to keep it at an even heat for a long time so the connective tissues of your meat can break down. With this, you just set it and go. Come back when the beep goes off, that is it. Here we go y’all, ready to make this with us??!!
Beef Bourguignon Instant Pot
Yes of course you could cook this on your stove top but to get really tender boeuf bourguignon in no time I suggest you use this magic multi cooker! It is a set it and forget it kind of meal made this way and will surely change your life as it has ours. Get ready for many more family dinners spent together.
- Add olive oil and bacon to the Instant Pot and saute until the bacon cooks all the way.
- Remove bacon from the pot.
- Pat beef dry with paper towels and add to the pot to brown on all sides.
- Pour in the wine, scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze it and remove brown bits of stuck on pieces of meat off of the bottom.
- Simmer for 6 minutes, allowing the wine to reduce. Whisk in the flour and tomato paste until liquid is smooth.
- Add in cooked bacon and beef, onions, carrots, garlic, beef broth, mushrooms, seasonings and butter.
- Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure cook for 45 minutes. Then allow for a 10 minute natural release.
If you want sauce to thicken further, remove meat, set pot to saute again and allow to bubble and reduce so sauce thickens. You can whisk together a bit of cornstarch with water too and add on saute function. You only need 1 tbsp to begin with as a little works pretty well. As it cools it will continue to thicken as well. Serve!
How do you thicken beef bourguignon sauce?
Adding flour before the initial cooking process will create a thicker sauce in the end. If you still at the end of the day wanted it even thicker whisk some hot liquid and cornstarch in a bowl until smooth.
- Set pot to saute with just liquid inside. Once bubbling add this slurry / roux in and stir so it gets even thicker.
If you need a gluten free thickener you can use arrowroot which does the same thing. Start small with just a bit as a little goes a long way and you don’t want it to become gummy with too much.
How can you make sauce thicker without flour or cornstarch?
You could use arrowroot as well. This is a gluten free thickener alternative if you cannot use flour. They’ll also keep your sauce clear and cloud free which is nice. You’ll need about 1 tablespoon for every cup of liquid in the recipe.
Yep! That is what we are going to show you here beef bourguignon in pressure cooker is amazing. Gets stew meat tender in no time with vegetables and a red wine sauce.
Yes. Set to saute and add a bit of olive oil so it doesn’t stick to the bottom. When done turn to off and use a bit of broth to scrape on any bits that have stuck to avoid the burn function.
What is Beef Bourguignon traditionally served with?
Our favorite under 30 minute ideas to serve this with is on top of a bed of mashed potatoes. If you wanted additional veggies, green beans are great. Slice some French bread and serve on the side.
- Pull apart bread is great too
- Homemade rolls are of course a winner, you could buy frozen and take and bake at home for faster.
I have not made this yet in my slow cooker but it is on my list to do soon. When I do I will link those instructions here for you to follow. Looking for more easy Instant Pot beef recipes you say?? We’ve got a bunch but let’s start with our pressure cooker beef tips which are amazzzzzzing!
This one has a thicker gravy coating the meat but is similar to coq au vin to me. I cut up steak that needed to be cooked for this one instead of stew meat which shows just how versatile it really is.
Here are a few more we love and make regularly:
- We’ve made this stew casserole over and over again. You can throw in uncooked white rice and it cooks all in one pot which is fabulous.
- This is how to cook a frozen roast in an Instant Pot too.
If you want to try something totally different and low carb, give our air fryer beef jerky a whirl too.
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Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon
- 3 lbs chuck roast or stew meat, cut into bite size chunks
- 4 slices bacon diced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 c red wine dry
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 onion sliced
- 5 carrots peeled, cut into large chunks
- 3 tbsp minced garlic
- 3 c beef broth
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 1 tsp thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 pkg mushrooms 6 oz. shitake, sliced
- salt and pepper
- Add olive oil and bacon to the Instant Pot and saute until the bacon cooks all the way.
Remove bacon from the pot.
- Add beef to the pot and brown on all sides. Pour in the wine, scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze it and remove stuck on pieces of meat. Simmer for 6 minutes, allowing the wine to reduce.
- Whisk in the flour and tomato paste until liquid is smooth. Add in cooked bacon and beef, onions, carrots, garlic, beef broth, mushrooms, seasonings and butter.
- Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 45 minutes. Then allow for a 10 minute natural release.
- If you want sauce to thicken further, remove meat, set pot to saute again and allow to bubble and reduce so sauce thickens.