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Easy Beef Bourguignon from Spinach TIger #beefbourguignon #beefstew #frenchrecipe
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5 from 2 votes

Beef Bourguignon

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 1/2 pound bacon cut into lardons 1 inch cubes
  • 3 pounds Stew Meat 2 inch pieces
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 large white onion small diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced or thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons flour I used tapioca flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 bottle dry red wine like a pinot noir
  • 2 cups beef stock see notes
  • 1 carrot cut into 2 inch pieces added in beginning
  • 2 carrots cut into discs added later towards end
  • 1 package pearl onions frozen
  • Herbs parsley, thyme, 2 bayleaf which are removed later
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package white or brown mushrooms quartered (more if you love mushrooms)


  • Brown bacon to crisp. Remove from pan, drain on paper towels.
  • Dry meat with paper towels
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Flour the meat and brown in the bacon grease. Remove to a bowl.
  • Using same pan or dutch oven, soften onion and add carrots.
  • Add garlic and sauté briefly.
  • Put beef cubes and bacon back into a dutch oven or crock pot.
  • Add wine and tomato paste, pearl onions.
  • Add enough beef stock to cover the meat.
  • Cook in dutch oven for three hours.
  • You can do this on top of stove, but I prefer to place dutch oven in a 325 degree oven.
  • OR, you can put in a crock pot on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  • One hour before serving, add the carrot discs. (remove the carrot that is in there).
  • Remove the carrots pieces in the stew along with the bay leaf and other herbs.
  • Thirty minutes before serving sauté mushrooms in olive oil.
  • You can cook the carrots separately and add at the end if you desire.
  • Add in cooked mushrooms.
  • Cook until carrots are done.
  • Top with fresh chopped parsley.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes or creamy polenta.


I replace wheat flour with tapioca flour to make this recipe gluten free, paleo and lower carb. There is no taste difference.