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Beef Bourguignon

This delicious easy Beef Bourguignon recipe is simple to make in a pressure cooker, slow cooker, oven or stove top.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 People
Calories 571 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 kg Braising beef
  • 200 g Smoked bacon lardons
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Peeled and crushed
  • 450 g Pearl onions See recipe notes, I use frozen
  • 5 Large carrots Peeled, trimmed and cut into big chunks
  • 400 g Button mushrooms
  • 400 ml Red wine
  • 350 ml Beef stock
  • 2 tbsp Dried thyme
  • 3 tbsp Tomato puree
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp Cornflour
  • Chopped fresh parsley to serve.
Metric - Imperial


To cook in the pressure cooker:

  1. Heat the oil over a medium heat in your pressure cooker and brown the beef in batches. Removing from the pan as they are coloured.

  2. After you've browned the beef and the pan is empty (apart from the beef bits stuck to the pan - keep these!) pop in the bacon pieces and fry on a high heat until starting to go brown and crispy.

  3. Add in the garlic, onions, carrots and mushrooms and fry for a couple of minutes until just starting to colour.

  4. Put the browned beef back into the pan, along with the red wine, beef stock, dried thyme, tomato puree and plenty of salt and pepper. Give everything a good stir.

  5. Lock on the lid of the pressure cooker, turn the pressure to II (or whichever regular setting your pressure cooker uses), wait for the pressure indicator to show you that it has reached pressure and then reduce the heat until it reaches a low, regular hiss. 

  6. Cook for 45 minutes and when the time is up, quick release the pressure (making sure it's away from your face/hand).

  7. Spoon a ladle or two of cooking juice out of the pan into a small bowl and whisk in the cornflour to make a smooth paste with no lumps. Add back into the pressure cooker and stir well.

  8. Allow this to bubble for 5 minutes to thicken and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Beef Bourguignon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 515mg 21%
Potassium 1343mg 38%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 8g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 171.6%
Vitamin C 14.4%
Calcium 7.5%
Iron 31.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.