This recipe for the classic French beef stew cooked in red wine is made easier in an Instant Pot® or other multi-functional pressure cooker.



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Bouquet Garni:


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine wine, thyme, juniper berries, and bay leaves in a large bowl. Mix well and add meat; stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or up to 1 day.

  • Create bouquet garni by placing cheesecloth square on a work surface and adding thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, juniper berries, cloves, and orange peel on top. Tie cheesecloth into a bundle and set aside until ready to use.

  • Strain and reserve marinade from meat. Drain meat on a plate lined with paper towels; pat until very dry. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper.

  • Add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil to a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat oil until shimmering. Add 1/2 of the meat and brown gently on both sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer meat to a plate lined with paper towels and repeat with remaining oil and meat. Turn pot off. Return all meat to the pot.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add celery, carrots, onions, and garlic and cook, stirring gently, until softened and golden, about 10 minutes. Increase heat and add tomato paste. Cook, stirring, until fragrant and sizzling, 1 to 3 minutes more. Add reserved marinade, potato, and bouquet garni bundle to the skillet. Bring to a boil and cook, bubbling fiercely, until thickened and syrupy, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Pour vegetable mixture into the Instant Pot® with the meat. Pour in enough chicken broth to cover ingredients halfway. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 45 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Use a fork to mash some of the carrots and potatoes into the liquid in the pot. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed. Garnish each serving with a sprinkling of parsley and thyme.

Nutrition Facts

412 calories; 26.2 g total fat; 74 mg cholesterol; 302 mg sodium. 14.6 g carbohydrates; 23.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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1.26.19 First this recipe has a LOT of ingredients and a LOT of steps so I m not convinced that it s really that much easier in an Instant Pot. I ve made quite a few Instant Pot recipes and this was the most time consuming and involved so plan your time accordingly. I made sure to not cut my beef cubes too small but in spite of that most of the beef cubes simply fell apart shredded. I think 45 minutes is too long for this recipe and if I ever decide to make this again I would try 30-35 minutes. The one thing that I would not include again are the diced potatoes. I ve never had potatoes in beef bourguignon but I'm willing to try just about anything but they pretty much turned to mush. Simply put this really tasted like beef stew with red wine. I did add a little cornstarch slurry to thicken and added some sautéed mushrooms at the end. I have a tasty recipe for slow cooker beef bourguignon which I ll probably stick with. This was OK but for the effort involved just expected a little more. Read More