Quick Beef Bourguignonne

Quick Beef Bourguignon is a simplified version of the classic French stew, packed with flavor but made in less time. Here’s how to make it:


  • – 1 1/2 lbs (700g) beef stew meat, cubed
  • – Salt and black pepper to taste
  • – 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • – 1 onion, diced
  • – 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • – 2 carrots, sliced
  • – 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • – 8 oz (225g) mushrooms, sliced
  • – 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • – 1 cup (240ml) beef broth
  • – 1 cup (240ml) red wine (such as Burgundy or Pinot Noir)
  • – 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • – 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • – 1 bay leaf
  • – Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


1. Season the beef stew meat with salt and black pepper to taste.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned beef cubes and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the beef from the pot and set it aside.

3. In the same pot, add the diced onion and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.

4. Add the sliced carrots, celery, and mushrooms to the pot, and cook for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables start to soften.

5. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir to coat evenly. Cook for 1-2 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste.

6. Slowly pour in the beef broth and red wine, stirring constantly to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.

7. Stir in the tomato paste, dried thyme, and bay leaf. Return the browned beef cubes to the pot and stir to combine.

8. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and let simmer for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until the beef is tender and the flavors have melded together.

9. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

10. Serve the Quick Beef Bourguignon hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley if desired. It pairs well with mashed potatoes, egg noodles, or crusty bread.

Enjoy this simplified version of Beef Bourguignon, packed with rich flavors and tender beef, in less time than the traditional recipe!

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