Looking for a warm, hearty winter meal? Look no further than beef burgundy, also known as beef bourguignon or boeuf bourguignon. This delicious beef stew of French origin might seem like it's a little complicated to make based on the sheer number of ingredients involved, but we promise it's not that difficult to whip up this comfort food. This beef bourguignon recipe pairs well with egg noodles or even mashed potatoes, depending on what you're in the mood for.

What You'll Need

To make this beef burgundy recipe, you'll need thick-cut bacon, onions, carrots, garlic, fresh parsley, fresh thyme, a bay leaf, boneless beef chuck-eye roast, butter, flour, chicken broth (some call for beef stock or beef broth instead), a bottle of Pinot Noir, tomato paste, minced parsley, frozen pearl onions, a container of white button mushrooms, and water. Check out the ingredients list and guidelines below for exact prep instructions for each ingredient.

Making Beef Burgundy

First, you're going to reheat the oven to 300ºF. While you're doing that, cook the bacon over medium heat until lightly browned and crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a large dutch oven. To the dutch oven, you'll add the onion, carrot, garlic, parsley, thyme, and bay leaf.

Next, you'll season the beef with salt and pepper, then add half of the cut beef to the bacon fat and cook over high, browning on all sides, for about 5-6 minutes. Add the beef to the dutch oven and repeat with the remaining beef. Add 1/2 cup of water to the pan and deglaze with a wooden spoon. Add the liquid to the pot.

Then, you're going to add the butter to the pan and heat to medium. Whisk in the flour and cook next, stirring, until light brown. Whisk in the chicken stock and the remaining water and bring to a simmer over high while still stirring. Simmer until thickened and add the mixture to the dutch oven. Add in 3 cups of the red wine along with the tomato paste, then set the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Then remove from the heat, cover, and place in the lower rack of the oven. Cook until tender, for about 2 1/2 - 3 hours. (We never said this was a quick meal!)

Once tender, remove the dutch oven from the oven and put the mixture through a strainer over a large saucepan. Remove the carrots, onion, parsley, thyme, bay leaf, and garlic cloves. Transfer the meat mixture to a bowl and place the saucepan aside for 15 minutes for the fat to settle.

Next, bring the sauce mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and then bring it down to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until it can thicken, about 20 minutes. (So much stirring! We promise it will be worth it in the end.)

Meanwhile, in a large skillet combine the pearl onions, 1/2 cup water, butter, and a pinch of salt over high heat and bring it all to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the onions are tender, or for about 5 minutes. Uncover and bring to high, cooking until the water evaporates.

The next step is to add in the mushrooms and cook until browned and all the liquid is evaporated, which will be about 5 minutes. Remove the veggies from the pan and add them with the meat. Pour in 1/4 cup of water into the skillet and scrape with a wooden spoon, adding to the beef.

Once the sauce is reduced, add the beef and vegetables into the sauce and stir to combine. Add the remaining wine and cover, heating the entire dish on low heat. Season with salt and black pepper and serve with parsley as a garnish.

And you're all set! You could choose to serve this with green beans or any number of side dishes you can throw together on the stovetop or in the microwave at the same time. There are also recipes out there for crockpot or other slow cooker beef burgundy dishes, or ones that are lower in carbohydrates and cholesterol. However you like it, enjoy!

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Beef Burgundy 

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 3 hours

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 onions, halved
  • 2 carrots, chopped coarse
  • 1 head garlic, peeled
  • 5 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 lbs boneless beef chuck-eye roast, cut into 2-in pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bottle Pinot Noir
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp minced parsley
  • 2 cups frozen pearl onions
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 container white button mushrooms, halved

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 300ºF. Meanwhile, cook the bacon over medium heat until lightly browned and crisp. Using a slotted spoon transfer the bacon to a large dutch oven. To the dutch oven add the onion, carrot, garlic, parsley, thyme, and bay leaf.

cooking-beef

Season the beef with salt and pepper. Add half of the cut beef to the bacon fat and cook over high, browning on all sides. about 5-6 minutes. Add the beef to the dutch oven and repeat with remaining beef. Add 1/2 cup of water to the pan and deglaze with a wooden spoon. Add the liquid to the pot.

Add the butter to the pan and heat to medium. Whisk in the flour and cook, stirring, until light brown. Whisk in the chicken stock and the remaining water and bring to a simmer over high while stirring. Simmer until thickened and add the mixture to the dutch oven. Add in 3 cuos of the wine along with the tomato paste. Set the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Then remove from the heat, cover and place in the lower rack of the oven. Cook until tender, about 2 1/2 - 3 hours.

Once tender, remove the dutch oven from the oven and put the mixture through a strainer over a large saucepan. Remove the carrots, onion, parsley, thyme, bay leaf and garlic cloves. Transfer the meat mixture to a bowl and place the saucepan aside for 15 minutes for the fat to settle.

Bring the sauce mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and then bring down to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet combine the pearl onions, 1/2 cup water, butter, and a pinch of salt over high heat and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until onions are tender, about 5 minutes. Uncover and bring to high, cooking until the water evaporate. Add in the mushrooms and cook until browned and all the liquid is evaporated, about 5 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the pan and add it with the meat. Pour in 1/4 cup of water into the skillet and scrape with a wooden spoon, adding to the beef.

Once the sauce is reduced, add the beef and vegetables into the sauce and stir to combine. Add the remaining wine and cover, heating the entire dish on low. Season with salt and pepper and serve with parsley.

Notes

Serve this dish with buttered noodles. This dish makes fantastic leftovers.

Perfect Pairing

We love skillet meals.