5 Days of Pressure Cooking: Pressure Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon (Day 4)

3 February 2017
I have a surprise for you all: today’s pressure cooker boeuf bourguignon recipe has bonus slow cooker instructions, too.  That’s because this recipe is such a great one, I think everyone should make it for Valentine’s day.  It’s my consolation for my not sticking to a consecutive schedule for this series.  I have to tell you guys, I have been so burnt out.  Work has been crazy and I’m still adjusting to the full-time school schedule.

What are you doing for Valentine’s day?

We initially didn’t want to make a big deal out of it, but suddenly I saw a cute blog post about an idea for Valentine’s day.  Next thing you know, I’m buying gifts and making arts & crafts.  Damn you, Pinterest!  Naturally, this means I also started thinking food.  There is nothing better than a decadent, boozy French beef stew, ala Boeuf Bourguignon, for a romantic evening.  In initial testing for this recipe, the husband confirmed this.

pressure cooker boeuf bourguignon

Pressure Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon

I’m going to give you instructions for both a slow cooker and a pressure cooker boeuf bourguignon, but I’ll give you a tip: they’re nearly the same.  I first starting making boeuf bourguignon (the French name for the same dish known as beef burgundy) after receiving a copy of America’s Test Kitchen 2001-2013 seasons cookbook.  In it, they had a recipe for a slow cooker version that was pure genius.

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 Still one of my favorite cookbooks.

One of the keys for both their slow cooker version and my pressure cooker version is the substitution of chicken broth for the beef broth.  For some reason, beef broth when cooked for that long or under pressure finishes off tasting tinny.  Both of my versions omit the bacon and butter, replaced with liquid smoke and margarine to make it kosher-style.

I got carried away taking photos of these carrots. I don’t know how to tie them into this post…so here.

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Pressure Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Stew
Braised Onion and Mushroom Mixture
Course Main Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Stew
Braised Onion and Mushroom Mixture
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Instructions
Pressure Cooker - Stew
  1. Add oil to the pot and brown your beef over medium-high. If using the Instant Pot, this can be done using the "saute" function. Add the liquid smoke.
  2. Stir the beef and smoke together. Remove and set aside. Add carrot and onion and saute until softened.
  3. Add beef back and toss with salt and pepper. Sprinkle in the flour.
  4. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 5 minutes. Give it a stir and then add in the wine, chicken stock, tomato paste, garlic cloves, and herbs.
  5. Seal your pressure cooker and allow it to come to high pressure. Set timer for 20 minutes after pressure reached.
Slow Cooker - Stew
  1. Add oil to a pot and brown your beef over medium-high. Once browned, remove the beef and add to slow cooker insert with the liquid smoke.
  2. In the browning pot, add carrot and onion and saute until softened. Add to slow cooker insert.
  3. Add salt and pepper to the slow cooker insert, stir, then add the flour.
  4. Throw the rest of the stew ingredients into the slow cooker insert. Cook on LOW for 9 hours.
Braised Onion and Mushroom Mixture
  1. In a saute pan, add water and margarine/butter. Once the margarine/butter have melted, add the onion.
  2. Allow the onion to saute for about 10 minutes or until the onion is perfectly tender.
  3. Add mushrooms and herbs. Continue cooking until mushroom is softened.
Final Touches!
  1. Add the onion and mushroom mixture to the finished stew, stir well, and serve over rice, egg noodles, or mashed potato.
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15 Comments

  • Reply circleskirtsandpetticoats 3 February 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Boeuf bourguignon is one of my favorite dishes! I’ve always heard that it’s hard to make, but I’ll definitely be giving this recipe a try. It looks so delicious!

    xo, Helene

    • Reply Chava 3 February 2017 at 3:15 pm

      It can be really hard to make, but this version is definitely easier and very comforting. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Daphne Lee 3 February 2017 at 3:16 pm

    This looks amazing! I wish I had access to a pressure cooker for this… but traveling doesn’t really give me the option to pick my kitchenware & cooking the stew for 9 hours sounds like a luxury to me, haha!

    • Reply Chava 3 February 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Between this boeuf bourguignon and your travelling, I’d definitely pick the latter. Thanks for stopping by…your blog looks incredible. I’m going to go peep around a bit.

  • Reply Kelly 5 February 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Looks amazing. I have the America’s Test Kitchen cookbook, it’s excellent!

  • Reply Puspanjalee Das Dutta 5 February 2017 at 9:55 pm

    The dish looks amazing! Can I try the dish with chicken?

    • Reply Chava 6 February 2017 at 8:57 am

      I think chicken would work if you use dark meat. It would be more like a coq au vin.

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  • Reply laurencemakano 7 February 2017 at 11:55 am

    Can’t wait to try this yummy recipe! 🙂

  • Reply luvashh 8 February 2017 at 2:40 pm

    This really looks delicious, I need to buy a slow cooker already!.

  • Reply Tiffany 10 February 2017 at 8:55 am

    I feel like I can taste the pictures in this recipe, it looks so juicy and delicious! As soon as I saw it, I told my husband that we’re making this. Mmm. Thanks for sharing!

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    My wifey is lovely

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