Easy French Beef Burgundy Recipe

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Beef Bourguignon Recipe

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 80 mins
Total: 90 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
416 Calories
14g Fat
11g Carbs
55g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 416
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Sodium 507mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 55g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 926mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Beef Burgundy is a classic French stew and usually is a comforting weekend dinner when you have time to simmer the ingredients for hours on end and fill the house with the aroma of a delicious family meal. Not so with this easy beef burgundy recipe, this one, unbelievably, takes only ninety minutes (it takes 70 minutes if you use a pressure cooker), start to finish, and that includes prep time too.

So now, there is no reason not to enjoy the soothing flavor of classic beef bourguignon anytime with this simple process and have hours left over to relax or go for a walk. If you do have the time, however, the classic Beef Burgundy Recipe is still worth the time, the flavors are deeper and richer. So have the best of both. You choose. 

Beef Burgundy is called boeuf bourguignon in French, and many will use the French term when referring to this delicious stew. 


  • 5 slices bacon, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped yellow onions, or white onions

  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery

  • 2 pounds beef chuck, cubed

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary

  • 1/16 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste

  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms, cleaned, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup burgundy, or dry red wine

  • 1/2 cup beef stock

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large saucepan over high heat, cook the bacon until it turns crisp. Transfer the bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain.

  3. Pour all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease from the pan. Sauté the onions, carrots, and celery in the bacon grease for 5 minutes, until the vegetables turn soft. Transfer them to a bowl with a slotted spoon and set it aside for a moment.

  4. Season the beef with the salt and pepper and brown it in the remaining bacon grease. Once all sides of the beef are browned, sprinkle the parsley, thyme, rosemary, allspice, and flour over the beef.

  5. Stir in the tomato paste and cook the spiced beef for 1 minute.

  6. Add the mushrooms, cooked vegetables, crisped bacon, red wine, and beef stock, into the pan with the beef, and then cook the mixture over low heat, covered, for 1 hour and 15 minutes.


    The Beef Burgundy is done when the meat and vegetables are tender and the sauce is thickened.

  7. Though this is the quick version and ready to eat the day it is made, it will richen by being left overnight and rewarmed and eaten the next day.

  8. Serve and enjoy!