Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon [VIDEO]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
4.92 from 12 reviews

Beef Instant Pot Recipes

Cook time Cook time: 45 minutes

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 ChickenGeneral Tso, and Mongolian Chicken.

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.

This recipe is adapted from Julia’s Child best-seller book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. 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 a savory comfort meal bursting with flavors and aromas. Perfect if you want to impress some guests or just craving a comforting meal.


Bourguignon refers to food that is made in a specific way related to the France region of Bourgogne. Basically, all it is meaning is that the beef is cooked and braised in red wine,  alongside other ingredients like carrots, onions, and potatoes.


For this recipe, I like to use chuck beef, but the shoulder, brisket, round, shin, or any braising cut. They work best for stew or bourguignon.

When cooked under pressure, the meat is guaranteed to fall apart and be super tender, juicy, and flavorful. 

How to make Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon?

  1. Crisp the beef: Using the IP saute function, saute the meat for a few minutes until it gets that brown color. Once browned, remove from the pot and set aside.
  2. Add in the liquids: Next, add the chopped onions to the pot and cook for one minute. Then, add the broth and whisk. 
  3. Cook: Add the beef back along with ketchup and tomato sauce, and veggies. Cover the pot and cook on HIGH. 
  4. Serve: Let it come to pressure, then serve warm.  

Beef Bourguignon on the stovetop:

Alternatively, you can make this delicious and easy recipe on the stovetop. The stovetop version can be found here

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.

what do you serve with beef bourguignon?

This dish goes well with the following:

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.

Also, 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 Tips:

  • Use good quality meat, because a centered meal starts with quality meat, preferably use organic. I usually used stew meat and brisket.
  • 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.

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.
Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

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.
4.92 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet



  • 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


  • Add beef chunks to a large bowl, sprinkle flour, salt and pepper onto it. Stir to combine.
  • Turn on the Instant Pot and select Sauté. Once Hot add oil to the pot.
  • Once the oil is hot, cook the beef in batches 2-3 minutes on each side until nice and brown.
  • Remove the beef from the pot, cover with foil and set aside.
  • Add the chopped onion to the pot and cook for 1 minute, add the garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • 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.
  • Add the beef back to the pot, add tomato paste, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add chopped carrots, mushrooms and celery if using. Add wine and potatoes.
  • Make sure you don't go over the Max line of your pot.
  • Add dried rosemary, thyme and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  • Add a bunch of fresh thyme on top.
  • 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.
  • Release manually the remaining pressure.


  • If you want the beef bourguignon sauce to be thicker, mix corn starch and water in a small bowl until fully combined.
  • 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.
  • Serve and enjoy.



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


Serving: 0g | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5295IU | Vitamin C: 13.3mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3.7mg
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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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