Easy Beef Bourguignon Recipe: Classic French Recipe Made Simple

Easy Beef Bourguignon recipre

Beef Bourguignon is a classic recipe from France that highlights beef and wine. The fatty cuts of beef are actually cooked right in a Burgundy. Literally translated it means Burgundian Beef. I whipped up this easy beef bourguignon recipe this past weekend. All of the delicious smells swirling around the house. Mmmmm. I admit it was such a fancy meal, I really should have invited friends over!

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Health Benefits of Wine

This easy beef bourguignon recipe calls for wine, which gives it an extra kick of flavor. So many women tell me they could never give up their wine. They look forward to a glass at the end of the day and really feel that they relax. Wine, especially red, has antioxidants that make it good for you. Especially for your heart.

One glass of red wine has been estimated to contain approximately 75 grapes and contains flavonoids and resveratrol. Both are key ingredients when it comes to improving heart health. 

Should You Be Concerned About Sulfites?

What are sulfites? Sulfites are a group of chemical agents added to food, beer and wine that prevent bacterial growth. They act as preservatives and sanitizing agents meant to keep the products safe to consume. The most frequently used sulfite in wine preservation is sulfur dioxide (SO2). SO2 plays a very important role in preventing oxidization and maintaining a wine’s freshness. 

But Are They Safe?

Sulfites have been linked to free radical damage in the body. As a general rule, it’s best to avoid consuming products that contain unknown and unpronounceable ingredients. Lately, a number of “natural” wines have been appearing on the market, where little or no SO2 is added. These wines are relying on the tannins in the wine to do the job instead.

Any wine containing more than 10 parts per million (ppm) of sulfur dioxide must affix to the label ‘contains sulfites’. Organic wine-making typically limits the threshold level of sulfites to 100ppm, and levels are generally much lower (around 40ppm to 80 ppm). Because there are some concerns with consuming sulfites it’s nice to have some other options, including organic and biodynamically produced wines. 

Low Carb Wine

Want some more good news? Beef Bourguignon is usually made with a Pinot Noir. Also, a very nice sipping wine for any occasion. Because Pinot Noir is a lower carb option containing lower amounts of sugar, its the perfect choice for adding to this easy beef bourguignon recipe. Another great thing is that you only need a small amount, so that leaves you the rest of the bottle to sip on while you wait. Take a look below.

Not sure what else to include in a low carb diet besides Pinot Noir? Click here.

Easy Beef Bourguignon Recipe
Easy Beef Bourguignon recipre


Beef Bourguignon

A fantastic stewed beef recipe with a rich wine sauce. Fancy enough for company or for a cool evening by the fire.

  • Author: Stephanie Dodier
  • Total Time: 120


  • 2 lbs of 1”-1-1/2 inch grass fed beef cubes
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp grass fed butter
  • 1.5 cup of red wine*
  • 1.5 bone broth
  • 1 tbsp grass fed butter
  • 1tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 medium white onion cubes
  • 3 garlic gloves crushed
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp arrowroot flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 16 oz of Cremini mushroom sliced


  1. Preheat the over to 350 °F
  2. In a small bowl, combine the butter and flour. Set aside.
  3. In a large pan add 1 tbsp of avocado oil and 1 tbsp of butter and brown the meat. Season with salt and pepper once browned. Set aside on a plate.
  4. In the same pan, sautéed the onion with 1 tbsp avocado oil and 1 tbsp butter. Once the onion are transparent add the garlic and thyme cook for 1 minute. Set aside and add the salt.
  5. In an oven proof dutch oven add the meat and flour and sautéed for 2 minutes. Deglaze with the wine and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the broth and bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a whisk for a few minutes. Add the onion mixture and bring to a boil.
  6. Place the ovenproof dish in the oven and bake for 60-90 minutes or until the meat is tender. Stir every 30 minutes.
  7. In meantime in a large skillet, melt the butter and oil and fry the mushroom until brown.
  8. Once the stew is ready pour the mushroom into the stew. Season to taste.
  9. Enjoy! Can be kept in the fridge for 4-5 days and frozen.


  • Serving Size: 6
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