Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon [VIDEO]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
4.92 from 12 reviews

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon is one delicious meal that made in a fraction of the time. Tender, melt in your mouth pieces of beef, cooked with veggies in a wine broth.

Making meals in the Instant Pot is fun and easy. We like a good and easy meal like our popular Orange Chicken, General Tso, and Mongolian Chicken.

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

Easy Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon is such a delicious dish, full of tender beef that has been cooked in the most amazing wine broth. Lots of tender veggies and fragrant herbs to elevate the flavors of this dish. The beef is so tender it actually melts in your mouth.

The veggies are perfectly done and make this a hearty meal. That amazing sauce is delicious on mashed potatoes. Or even better, use some crusty bread to soak in the sauce, and enjoy every drop of it.

This is one of the best beef recipes I have ever had. It is bursting with flavors and aromas, perfect if you want to impress some guests or just craving a comforting meal.

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Pressure Cooker Beef Bourguignon Recipe Tips:

  • Use good quality meat, because a centered meal starts with quality meat, preferably use organic. I used stew meat.
  • Similarly, look for fresh meat, that has a bright color, and lots of marbling, the marbling is essential to get great flavor and tenderness.
  • Cut the beef into 2-inch chunks, so they hold their shape well after cooking.
  • Browning the beef is essential, it will lock the flavor and the beef juices and also elevate the meat flavor.
  • You can also add a cup of chopped celery.
  • Also, for a spicier kick, add some red pepper flakes.
  • If you want to make this dish without the wine, you can replace it with beef broth.

Does the alcohol from wine cook-off in the Instant Pot?

When you are cooking with alcohol using a Pressure Cooker or slow cooker, the alcohol won’t evaporate as when you were cooking on the stove-top. The alcohol is sealed in this case, and only a portion of it will evaporate into steam. Therefore, the dish should only be served to adults.

What wines pair well with Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon?

  • A nice, fruity red wine such as Zinfandel or Syrah will pair nicely with the flavors in this beef dish.
  • If you’re looking for a white option, Riesling or Pinot Grigio are always great matches for bold, somewhat spicy dishes.

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

Can you freeze Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon?

Yes, this dish can easily be frozen. Let the sauce cool completely before freezing. Transfer into freezer-safe containers or heavy-duty freezer bags and add the beef and broccoli. Make sure the sauce covers at least partially the beef, so t won’t dry out. Label with the date, and freeze for up to 3-4 months, or longer if you use a deep freezer.

What is a 10 Minutes Natural Pressure Release?

A Natural Pressure Release means that the pressure is released gradually. For a Natural Pressure Release, you click on Keep Warm, and wait 10 minutes, after which you open the valve and let any leftover pressure to release.

Another option is to Turn Off/Unplug the pressure cooker, wait 10 minutes and after that open the valve. A natural release is usually used when cooking soups, meat in a large amount of sauce, pasta or steel cut oats. This method prevents any foam from the dish to shoot out through the valve, which can happen during a Quick Pressure Release.

Pressure Cooker Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Tools/ingredients that I used to make this Recipe:

  • Instant Pot – I use it all the time, I have the 6 quarts one. It makes weeknight meals so much easier.

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4.92 from 12 reviews
Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 8 people
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Total time: 1 hr 5 mins



  • 1 1/2 - 2 pounds  stew meat  (cut into 1 1/2 - 2 inch cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons  all purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon  salt 
  • 1 teaspoon  fresh cracked pepper 
  • 2 tablespoons  canola or olive oil 

Rest of Ingredients:

  • 1  sweet yellow onion  (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon  garlic  (minced)
  • 1 cup  beef broth 
  • 1 tablespoon  tomato paste 
  • 1/2 cup  tomato sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons  Worcestershire sauce 
  • 4  carrots  (peeled and chopped into 2 inch chunks)
  • 8 ounces  baby Bella mushrooms  (trimmed and quartered)
  • 1 cup  celery  (chopped - optional)
  • 1 cup  red wine 
  • 1 pound  mini potatoes or Yukon  (halved)
  • 1 teaspoon  dried rosemary 
  • 1 teaspoon  dried thyme 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  red pepper flakes 
  • 1  bunch thyme  (tied in a bundle)

Cornstarch Slurry:

  • 2 tablespoons  cornstarch 
  • 2 tablespoons  water 


  1. Add beef chunks to a large bowl, sprinkle flour, salt and pepper onto it. Stir to combine.
  2. Turn on the Instant Pot and select Sauté. Once Hot add oil to the pot.
  3. Once the oil is hot, cook the beef in batches 2-3 minutes on each side until nice and brown.
  4. Remove the beef from the pot, cover with foil and set aside.
  5. Add the chopped onion to the pot and cook for 1 minute, add the garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add the cup of beef broth, and using a wooden spoon scrape well the bottom of the Instant Pot to remove any bits that stuck to it, make sure you scrape it well to avoid burning during cooking.
  7. Add the beef back to the pot, add tomato paste, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
  8. Add chopped carrots, mushrooms and celery if using. Add wine and potatoes.
  9. Make sure you don't go over the Max line of your pot.
  10. Add dried rosemary, thyme and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  11. Add a bunch of fresh thyme on top.
  12. Close the lid and seal the valve. Cook for 35 minutes on High Pressure. Once the Instant Pot beeps, do a 10 Minute Natural Pressure Release.
  13. Release manually the remaining pressure.


  1. If you want the beef bourguignon sauce to be thicker, mix corn starch and water in a small bowl until fully combined.
  2. With the IP on Saute, add the mixture to the pot and gently stir, trying not to crush the veggies. Cook for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.

  3. Serve and enjoy.


Use Yukon potatoes if you are looking for the potatoes to hold their shape better.

0 Calories: 169 Carbohydrates: 21 Protein: 3 Fat: 5 Saturated Fat: 0 Cholesterol: 0 Sodium: 585 Potassium: 706 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 5 Vitamin A: 5295 Vitamin C: 13.3 Calcium: 72 Iron: 3.7
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Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon is one delicious meal, made in a fraction of the time. Tender, melt in your mouth pieces of beef, cooked with veggies in a wine broth.

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I made this recipe was sooo delicious!!! Great post and thank you for sharing!


I am so happy that you loved it.


Melissa Chapman

Beef lovers will like this dish so much. I always like a one pot meal like this that has all the food groups and the kids will really like it too. I need to get an instant pot to make this.



This post makes me so hungry as this recipe looks delicious! I love recipes that are cooked in a slow cooker for the convenience and flavor that is brought out. The ingredients look healthy even the wine!


Ann Snook-Moreau

I don't have an Instant Pot but I'm so intrigued by them! It seems like a great tool to make cooking easier and faster, which I'm totally in favor of. This recipe sounds yummy and comforting, perfect for a chilly night.


Sue Reddel

This is one of my favorite French recipes. It's so rich and delicious. I never thought about making it in a InstaPot! What a brilliant idea. I'm going to have to give it a try. It looks simple and delicious.



This looks delicious, fantastic photos... they’re making my mouth water! I love hearty food like this and anything that can go in the instant pot is a win in my book! My kids prefer this kind of food too because the meat is so soft and juicy!


Joely Smith

Well hello YUMMY! I love cooking with wine broth. I put wine on just about everything while cooking and not typical cooking wine but the good stuff. Melt in your mouth beef sounds delicious and I am adding this to my shopping list and menu!


Nutmeg Nanny

Looks delicious!! Saving to make soon!


Censie Sawyer

YUM! This kind of recipe is something my husband would want me to cook every night. Meat and potatoes kind of guy! ha! I love trying new instant pot recipes so I will be adding this one to our meal plan for sure.



I am an Instant Pot newbie. This Beef Bourguignon looks amazing. I alway senjoy meat that is so tender it actually melts in your mouth.


Allyson Zea

Wow i love that you made this in the instant pot! I am obsessed!


Toni | Boulder Locavore

I am sure this will be a new favorite in our house! Looks fantastic!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

Wow! Looks so perfect! This needs to happen at my house very soon!!



OMG! This recipe looks delicious. I am obsessed with my instant pot. I have yet to make soup yet. I have to try this!


Aileen Adalid

Wow, this looks so good and I bet it tasted good too! I would love to whip up something like this this weekend. Thanks for sharing with us!


Amanda Livesay

I can't believe you can make beef bourguinon in the instant pot! This is genius!



Was wondering if you could delete or swap out the wine.


yes, you can swap for non sugar added grape juice plus a teaspoon of vinegar if you want the acidity or just swap for beef broth.



How many servings is this recipe??


6 - 8 servings


Simon Cowie

This is a wonderful interpretation. I have been making Boeuf Bourginon for years and now that I have an Instant Pot, I had to try this. I can't tell any difference, except how long it takes ! My only comment is: don't foil the beef while it's still hot (4.). You don't want to steam the beef.


I am so happy that you loved the recipe! thank you for the feedback!


Dominique El Moussa

I just made this today for dinner and it was delicious. It came out perfectly cooked. I am from Belgium so beef bourguignon was part of my diet. Adding a touch of flake chili peppers was a great idea! Delicious. My husband had 3 bowls of it. Thanks.



I just made so amazing! I'm in heaven on this rainy day. My mom made an off the hook beef bourguignon. That you can make this in an instant pot!!!!


So happy that you liked it!


Shauna Edwards

I've made Beef bourguignon many times in my dutch oven, but have been wanting to do it in my instant pot. this looks so much like mine, but made for the instant pot. thank you!! Can you tell me, if you use more meat, say 2.5 lbs, would I increase or decrease the cooking time? Also, I will not be adding the potatoes. Thanks! Shauna


would increase by about 10 minutes, hope you like the recipe.



Can I omit the wine or substitute for something else since I want to feed my children this? 


just use broth



Can I substitute the red wine for something else?


Yes, broth or a little non-sugar added grape juice with water.



I modified this slightly by adding three slices of bacon, chopped up and sauteed with the onions. I also added a sprig of fresh rosemary in the tied bundle of thyme at the end. Instead of tomato sauce, I used canned crushed tomatoes. The result was the best beef bourguignon I've ever had. Definitely recommend this recipe.


I love that you added bacon, it adds such a nice smoky flavor.



I made this last night for my family, and it was delicious! I used fresh rosemary and thyme instead of dried (didn't have dried, but I did have herbs) and omitted tomato paste because i was out (added just a bit more sauce), I used my favorite wine, Apothic, and drank the rest with my husband. Bonus! We served with crusty french bread. It was PERFECT for a cold winter day! Thanks for the recipe! I have decided I prefer beef bourguignon to beef stew just about any day of the week.


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