Beef Bourguignon Recipe (Beef Burgundy Recipe)

Beef Bourguignon is a delicious beef stew that’s perfect for winter meals. Also known as beef burgundy or boeuf bourguignon, this dish is hearty and filling. This beef bourguignon recipe is made with beef, red wine, beef broth, and lots of vegetables. Serve this beef burgundy stew with mashed potatoes, egg noodles, rice, or all on its own. It’s delicious no matter what!

a plate of beef bourguignon with mashed potatoes

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Beef Bourguignon Recipe

This beef bourguignon recipe is a hearty, savory stew that everyone is sure to love. Beef Burgundy is absolutely delicious, and perfect for warm winter meals!

Nothing is quite as comforting as a nice savory stew. Beef Bourguignon is a great traditional meal to serve throughout the winter months, when you just want to curl up with a warm dinner and a glass of wine. This beef burgundy recipe is made with red wine after all, so it wouldn’t be complete without a glass of it to go with dinner.

This beef bourguignon recipe is filled with beef, carrots, onions, mushrooms, red wine, cognac, beef broth, and endless amounts of flavor! I love preparing a big batch of this and then saving it for later. It’s the perfect make ahead meal since it’s easy to reheat on the stove top, and it freezes beautifully too. 

I recommend serving this beef burgundy stew with mashed potatoes or egg noodles. It will fill you right up! One of the best winter recipes for sure.

This classic Beef Bourguignon recipe makes a tasty winter meal. The perfect stew for cold nights!

beef bourguignon recipe with carrots and onions

a plate of beef burgundy stew with mashed potatoes

Beef Burgundy Stew

This beef burgundy stew is super savory and hearty. If you need a meal that will fill you up and keep you warm, then this is the recipe for you! The beef and vegetables are all cooked together with the most amazing ingredients to create unbelievable flavor. Sometimes you just need a hearty stew in the midst of winter, and a classic like this is perfect.

It’s easy to make ahead of time, save, and reheat whenever you need it!

What’s in It:

  • Beef Cubes
  • Bacon
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Red Wine
  • Garlic
  • Beef Broth
  • Cognac
  • Tomato Paste
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Thyme Leaves
  • Bay Leaf
  • Flour
  • Cremini Mushrooms
  • Butter

Which red wine is best for beef bourguignon?

The best wine to use when making boeuf bourguignon is a dry red wine. A Pinot Noir or Cote du Rhone works best.

What do you serve with beef bourguignon?

This beef stew makes a great meal all on its own, but you can add to it to make a fuller meal. Traditionally, beef bourguignon is often served with rice or potatoes. I recommend serving it with mashed potatoes for something extra delicious! Or egg noodles make another tasty option.

a plate of boeuf bourguignon next to a glass of red wine

overhead view of beef burgundy next to a loaf of bread on a striped dish towel

How to Make Beef Bourguignon

This Beef Bourguignon recipe takes some time to prepare, as does any stew. But I love making traditional recipes like this in the winter, because nothing warms you up like cooking a big meal for the family. This is a great thing to prepare over the weekend, so it’s ready to heat up and serve for weeknight dinners!

How to make beef burgundy:

  1. Prepare the beef by removing the fat and cutting it into 1 1/2 inch cubes. Dry it off with paper towels and season it with salt & pepper.
  2. Cook bacon in a dutch oven on the stove top. Then set it aside on a paper towel.
  3. Heat oil in the dutch oven, then sear 1/3 of the beef cubes at a time. Set them aside with the bacon.
  4. Cook carrots and onions in the dutch oven about 8-12 minutes, until browned. Then add in the garlic.
  5. Add beef and bacon back into the pot, and sprinkle with the flour/salt/pepper mix. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Slowly add in the red wine, cognac, and beef broth. Then add the tomato paste, thyme leaves, and bay leaf, and bring stew to a simmer.
  7. Cover the pot with a lid and move it to the oven. Cook the beef bourguignon for about 2-3 hours at 325°F.
  8. While that cooks; heat butter in a saucepan on the stove top, and cook pearl onions for 8-10 minutes. Then add in the mushrooms and remaining garlic, and cook another 6-8 minutes.
  9. Once the beef is finished in the oven, transfer it back to the stove top. Add in the onion & mushrooms, then bring stew to a boil.
  10. Reduce heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes, then let the stew rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Check the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and the full recipe.

Can I freeze beef burgundy?

Yes! This is a really great recipe to make ahead of time because it freezes nicely and reheats beautifully. You can keep it in the refrigerator for up to a couple of days after making, but if you want to keep it longer, go ahead and freeze it. Let it cool before storing, place it in a freezer safe container, and then freeze up to 3 months. This is one of those meals you can make at the beginning of winter and eat throughout the season.

When you’re ready to serve it, let it thaw in the fridge overnight. Then you can either reheat it on the stove top, or let it simmer in a slow cooker.

beef burgundy recipe on a plate with mashed potatoes

This classic Beef Bourguignon recipe is the hearty stew you need this winter. Make this delicious beef burgundy stew and you won’t be disappointed!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make this Beef Bourguignon recipe (Beef Burgundy). Enjoy!

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