Beef Burgundy is a delicious beef stew that’s perfect for winter meals. Also known as beef bourguignon 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!
Beef Burgundy 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 Burgundy recipe makes a tasty winter meal. The perfect stew for cold nights!
Beef Burgundy Stew
This beef burgundy recipe 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!
Beef Burgundy Ingredients:
- Beef Cubes
- Red Wine
- Beef Broth
- Tomato Paste
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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 burgundy?
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.
This makes a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner recipe! Pair it with some amazing wine and crusty bread and you’re in business!
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.
Beef Burgundy 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:
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- 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.
- Cook bacon in a dutch oven on the stove top. Then set it aside on a paper towel.
- Heat oil in the dutch oven, then sear 1/3 of the beef cubes at a time. Set them aside with the bacon.
- Cook carrots and onions in the dutch oven about 8-12 minutes, until browned. Then add in the garlic.
- Add beef and bacon back into the pot, and sprinkle with the flour/salt/pepper mix. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring often.
- 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.
- Cover the pot with a lid and move it to the oven. Cook the beef bourguignon for about 2-3 hours at 325°F.
- 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.
- 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.
- Reduce heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes, then let the stew rest for 15 minutes before serving.
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.
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!
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Hi Becky, this looks delicious. I am going try this recipe. One question though, how much wine? The whole bottle?!
Enough to cover the meat!
This is absolutely the best soup/stew I’ve ever made and I’m so proud! I freeze it in freezer bags and it’s perfect everytime!
Thanks so much for sharing, Donna! Sounds like you’re set for soup season!
The whole family loved this meal tonight. I will definitely make this again and invite company.
That looks amazing, Lisa!
This looks awesome. Does a guy have a chance at making just right?
You’ll never know if you don’t give it a shot!
A little more work than a usual beef stew, but this wonderful French stew is far from usual. I stayed very close to published recipe, except I used boneless short ribs instead of chuck cause that’s what I had in the freezer. Ahhhmazing flavors! 2 hours after dinner and my husband just said again that it was the best stew ever! Many thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing, Georgie!
Well this is a little more than 20 minute prep time but soooooo worth it. Fantastic recipe. one question to clarify; you said thyme in the ingredient list then say remove the rosemary in the method #13. Are we using both herbs?Thanks so much for this recipe. I’ve made it several times now.
Thanks for sharing, Cheryl!
A lot of work but you can taste it in the finished product! Excellent!
I’m so glad you enjoyed this one!!
So I made the Beef Bourguignon I haven’t eaten it yet. But I noticed this on the recipe Discard the bay leaf and rosemary sprig., The recipe doesn’t call for any rosemary. Is this just a typo did you mean to say thyme?
That is a typo! No rosemary sprig should be used! Sorry about that!
tried your recipe it was great, trying it again tonight but adding green beans and slices of red potatoes.
That sounds delicious!! I’ll have to try adding those in!
I mean I’ve made this many times now and I do add Rosemary sprigs and thyme and the bay leaf. I pull the bay leaf and rosemary stems after ur bake.
I’m looking forward to making this delicious looking dish, but I’m wanting to know is there a good substitute for Cognac in the recipe?
Any brandy should work!
can this be made in a slow cooker
For slow cooker option, would you hold adding any ingredients till the end? Or just sear and dump all in at once?
It’s easy as you can dump it in all at once!