Menu Close

Dutch Oven Beef Bourguignon Recipe

This beef bourguignon recipe is our GO-TO special occasion or holiday meal. Slow cooked in rich wine & spices, the fork-tender beef falls apart to perfection! Serve with creamy potatoes au gratin, a glass of red wine, and enjoy this feast with someone you love.

Dutch Oven Beef Bourguignon french comfort food recipes red wine beef stew in a enamel cast iron oven french oven recipes

This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Herbeevore and our beehives!
 
I do not exaggerate when I say this is the best recipe I have ever made! While we don’t eat meat very often, this beef bourguignon, is the ultimate special occasion meal! It does take a bit of time, preparation, and patience – but let me tell you, it is all worth it.

This Beef Bourguignon in the Dutch Oven Is:

  • Rich
  • Savory
  • Fork tender
  • Creamy
  • Loaded with flavor
  • the perfect meal to impress! For a special occasion, date night, anniversary, or holiday.
 
dutch oven beef bourguignon recipe healthy homemade high protein easy demi glace recipe keto low carb meat recipes for beef chuck cubes

We are obsessed with the beef bourguignon at Pot Au Feu in Providence RI – its the one place we always go when we want a really special meal. We take our family and guests when they come to stay with us, and it never disappoints. It actually was a favorite restaurant of Julia Child back in the day, and they have clearly upheld their quality and standard of food. Outside of France, it’s the best French food I’ve had!

Comfort Food Dinner Recipes for the WIN!

This Dutch Oven Beef Bourguignon is the tastiest, coziest dinner meal. It’s perfect for a hearty meal for the family, and also great to make for company if you are having guests for dinner. It makes a great holiday meal as well. The oven does most of the work, so you can enjoy hands-off time while you prep sides or a salad!

fresh beef stew in dutch oven high protein delicious restaurant quality dinners special occassion date night beef bourguignon recipe

Their beef bourguignon recipe was posted in this Providence Journal article here, which is what we went by to create this dish. We actually halved the recipe and made a few corrections for what we had on hand, but we tried to follow the recipe as closely as we could. The verdict? This recipe is almost exactly like the restaurant version! It was such a treat to have a restaurant-quality meal at home.

What’s In This Beef Bourguignon?

  • Stew Meat: We got some of this stew chuck from our last grocery delivery, and it was cut in standard 1-inch cubes.  Since this recipe is cooked low and slow, the stew meat breaks down and becomes unbelievably fork tender.
  • Red Wine: We used a whole bottle of good red wine. You can use any red wine that you would drink, but if you can find one from France, you get bonus points for authenticity.
  • Mushrooms: Added for some extra bulk and flavor, these mushrooms add a really nice savory depth of flavor to this dish.
  • Roux: Flour and butter melted together and stirred thickens the sauce to perfection.  If you don’t have butter on hand, I’d recommend this really nice olive oil to stir with the flour.  I only use King Arthur flour in my kitchen, it’s really great for baking and is super consistent and bakes/cooks very well.
  • Demi Glace: I ended up making my own vegetable demi-glace (recipe here) but you can buy demi-glace online here… it will save you some time to use pre-bought, but it was a really nice treat to make my own.
  • Spice Sachet: made with bay leaves, garlic, thyme and peppercorns. I made the sachet with this cheese cloth which holds the spices together without burning them in the sauce.
  • Marinade (Optional): We actually marinated the stew meat overnight, which is a totally optional step. I don’t think skipping it would impact the flavor of the final beef bourguignon too much, so if you have the time to do it, go for it. But not necessary for a delicious meal!

pot au feu beef bourguinon recipe providence rhode island julia child beef fresh stew recipe delicious perfect dutch oven heavy pot

French Dutch Oven Recipes

This beef bourguignon in the Dutch oven was an absolute treat! 10/10 and 5 stars for sure! Brett and I couldn’t believe how flavorful it was, and it was almost even better the second night we ate it too (thank you leftovers)! The only caveat I have is that it takes a while and is quite labor intensive… but I also made the demi-glace at the same time so that added to the cook time for me. I’d actually encourage anyone to buy pre-made demi glace and save yourself the effort.

 

french beef stew with red wine demi glace recipe hearty red wine beef stew slow cooked in a dutch oven stove top and oven baked

How Do I Make This Dutch Oven Beef Bourguignon Recipe?

  1. To marinade the meat add all marinade ingredients to a large bowl. Mix well and cover, refrigerate overnight, or up to 2 days.
  2. To a Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Remove meat from the refrigerator, and with a slotted spoon carefully add the meat to the oil, saving the marinade for later. Brown the meat, searing each side, and add the salt and pepper while cooking. Place the cooked browned meat in a bowl and set aside. Leave any juice in the bottom of the Dutch oven.
  3. To the dutch oven, add the wine marinade, water, the spice sachet, the demi glace, and the mushrooms. Boil down for about 20 minutes until has reduced. Add the browned meat back to the pot, and cover with a lid. Place the pot in the Dutch oven for 2.5 hours until the meat is fork tender and falls apart.
  4. Transfer the pot back to the stove top. Remove the meat again from the pot, and discard the sachet, leaving the broth in the bottom of the pot. Over medium heat, reduce the sauce down again to about 4 cups.
  5. In a separate sauce pan, melt the butter and stir in the flour to make a roux. Slowly whisk the roux into the Dutch oven sauce, and continue stirring until the sauce thickens. Add the meat back into the sauce to heat the meat all the way through. Serve with au gratin potatoes and enjoy!

Dietary Modifications

  • You can absolutely make this vegetarian by using 3lbs of mushrooms instead of beef. And it can be made vegan by using a plant-based butter in the roux as well as the mushrooms.
  • To make gluten free, use corn starch in the roux instead of flour.

fall apart beef bourguignon in a dutch oven recipe lean tender beef beouf bourguignon sauce with red wine homamde special occassion meals

What Should I Serve with Beef Bourguignon?

Family Recipe: Au Gratin Potatoes

5 Ingredient No-Knead Olive Oil Skillet Bread (Vegan)

4-Ingredient No Knead Bread Recipe (Vegan, Pantry Staple Recipe)

Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette (Vegan, Gluten Free, Party Recipe)

Rosemary Focaccia Bread Recipe (Vegan, Pantry Staple Bread)

dutch oven recipes for beef stew with full bottle of wine red wine beef stew recipes oven baked beef bourguignon

Get the Same Ingredients I Used For My Dutch Oven Beef Bourguignon Recipe

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

As always, if you make this mouthwatering beef bourguignon in the dutch oven recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

Let’s keep in touch – make sure to sign up for my newsletter to get healthy recipes delivered fresh to your inbox. And don’t forget to follow over on Pinterest, Instagram , & Twitter– I’d love to connect with you there! 

fresh beef stew in dutch oven high protein delicious restaurant quality dinners special occassion date night beef bourguignon recipe

Dutch Oven Beef Bourguignon

The Herbeevore
This french oven beef bourguignon recipe is the BEST thing I have ever made. Slow cooked in a rich wine & spice sauce, the fork-tender beef falls apart to perfection!  Serve with some creamy potatoes au gratin, a glass of red wine, and enjoy this feast with someone you love.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Course Dinner, Holiday
Cuisine American, French
Servings 10 servings
Calories 263 kcal

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven

Ingredients
  

For the Marinade

Spice Sachet

For the Beef Bourguignon

Instructions
 

  • To marinade the meat add all marinade ingredients to a large bowl. Mix well and cover, refrigerate overnight, or up to 2 days.
  • To a Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. With a slotted spoon carefully add the meat to the oil, saving the marinade for later. Brown the beef, searing each side, and add the salt and pepper while cooking. Place the cooked browned meat in a separate bowl and set aside. Leave any juice in the bottom of the Dutch oven.
  • To the dutch oven, add the wine marinade, water, the spice sachet, the demi glace, and the mushrooms. Boil down for about 20 minutes until has reduced. Add the browned meat back to the pot, and cover with a lid. Place the pot in the Dutch oven for 2.5 hours until the meat is fork tender and falls apart.
  • Transfer the pot back to the stove top. Remove the meat again from the pot, and discard the sachet, leaving the broth in the bottom of the pot. Over medium heat, reduce the sauce down again to about 4 cups.
  • In a separate sauce pan, melt the butter and stir in the flour to make a roux. Slowly whisk the roux into the Dutch oven sauce, and continue stirring until the sauce thickens. Add the meat back into the sauce to heat the meat all the way through. Serve with au gratin potatoes and enjoy!

Notes

A Note On Demi-Glace

I have a recipe on my site here for vegetable demi-glace, which I like to make in advance and freeze for stews like this. I'm all for making recipes from scratch, but I fully endorse the 'easy button' on pre-made demi glace to save yourself the effort.

Dietary Modifications

  • You can absolutely make this vegetarian by using 3lbs of mushrooms instead of beef.  And it can be made vegan by using a plant-based butter in the roux as well as the mushrooms.
  • To make gluten free, use corn starch in the roux instead of flour.

Save Money on Organic Produce!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 33gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 280mgPotassium: 690mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 148IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Beef Bourguignon Dutch Oven, Dutch Oven Beef Bourguignon Recipe, dutch oven recipes, French oven recipes, Homemade French Beef Bourguignon, Marinated Beef Bourguignon, Pot Au Feu Beef Bourguignon
Did You Make This Recipe?Tag me @theherbeevore in your photo on Instagram and I'll feature you in my stories!

This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Herbeevore and our beehives!

Posted in American, Dinners, Favorites, For Entertaining, French, Gluten Free, Holiday Recipes, The Herbeevore Recipes

6 Comments

  1. Pingback:Murphy's Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe (A Family Restaurant Classic!)

  2. Christiane Mauro

    If I increase this recipe to 3x I notice it changes all the measurements EXCEPT the amount of water to add when cooking (that stays 2 cups), is this correct? Triples the wine but the water stays the same amount t as if the 1x recipe?

    • The Herbeevore

      Hi Christiane, you should scale the water to 3x like the rest of the recipes… so if you are tripling the recipe, it should be 2 cups. Let me check to see if I can change that in my recipe card, thank you for letting me know!
      Thanks, Kelly

  3. Pingback:Easy Coq Au Vin Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free) - The Herbeevore

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.