Delicious Beef Bourguignon Recipe

I can’t believe it’s September already! Summer was fun and full of sunny days on the beach and now our kids are back in school so its time to get back to those familiar school time routines. Early mornings and late nights are tiring me out! I get so excited though because now we get to wind down and get cozy! When I think of Fall I think of homemade soups, stews, loaves of bread, and of course everything pumpkin. That brings me to this delicious recipe! I’ve been dying to make Beef Bourguignon for the longest time, but never have, how crazy is that? There are so many well-known recipes that we know of but don’t make! So, today I finally made Beef Bourguignon, and let me tell you it’s the best stew ever!! Why did I wait this long to make it?!

If you are ready for Fall this Beef Bourguignon is hearty and tender with loads of flavor! Definitely sets the mood for those calm, cool, evenings.


I truly love being in the kitchen. I love searing, braising, stewing, steaming, baking, roasting, broiling, and grilling. There’s something about being in the kitchen and creating meals for my family that makes me happy. Sometimes it may not go so smoothly but I love the journey of creating something delicious.

“A recipe has no soul. You as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.” -Thomas Keller


  • 6 Slices of Bacon: finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 lbs Beef Chuck: boneless cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 3 Carrots: peeled, cut into thick slices
  • 1 small Yellow Onion: diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves: finely minced
  • Baby potatoes: wash and clean
  • 2 cups Red Wine 
  • 3 cups Beef Stock
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 ¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 8 oz Mushrooms: sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Parsley: finely chopped


      • Thoroughly dry the surface of the beef with paper towels. Cut into 2-inch thick cubes, then season with salt and pepper, set aside.
      • Heat a large dutch oven over medium heat. Add bacon and saute until crisp, about 6 to 7 minutes. Use a spoon to transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving the fat in the pan.
      • Heat bacon grease over medium-high heat. Once the fat is hot, add beef to the pan in a single layer, work in two batches. Sear the beef on each side until browned, about 1 to 2 minutes per side, 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer to the plate with the bacon. Repeat with remaining beef.
      • Turn heat down to medium and add the carrots, baby potatoes, onions, and garlic to the pan. Saute until the onions are lightly browned and tender, 10 minutes.
      • Add the tomato paste and saute for 30 seconds. Sprinkle in the flour, stir and cook for 1 minute. Slowly stir in the beef stock. Add in the wine, this will help the flour thicken the sauce. Add salt and pepper.
      • Add in the browned beef, bacon, bay leaves, and bring the liquid to a simmer for 5 minutes. Cover and carefully transfer the pot to the oven. Cook until the meat is very tender, about 1 ½ hours.
      • Meanwhile, prepare the mushrooms. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter, once hot and bubbling add the mushrooms. Saute until tender and lightly browned, 5 minutes.
      • When the beef is done cooking, transfer the meat and vegetables to a medium bowl. Bring the sauce to a rapid simmer over medium heat. As the fat rises to the surface, use a spoon to skim off the excess fat. Reduce the sauce until it can lightly coat the back of a spoon, about 2 to 2 ½ cups, the sauce will thicken more as it cools. Taste and season with more salt and pepper as desired.
      • Return the meat, vegetables, and mushrooms to the pan, stir to warm. Garnish with chopped parsley.



    • Next time you have family or friends coming round to dinner I hope you get the chance to make this Beef Bourguignon! I’m sure it will bring out a few smiles around the table!

      A huge thanks to Krista of The Happy Housie for hosting this wonderful Seasonal Simplicity Series! Make sure to check out more Fall recipes below!!

      xo, Norma



      Low-Carb Keto Blackberry Muffins at The Happy Housie
      Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs at Finding Silver Pennies
      Almond Twist Bread at Place of My Taste
      Slow Cooker Apple Butter at Life is a Party

      Puff Pastry Apple Tart at Modern Glam
      Easy Pumpkin Dessert at Clean & Scentsible
      Sweet Potato Casserole at She Gave it a Go
      Easy Apple Spice Bread at Jennifer Maune

      Easy Apple Muffins with Crumb Topping at The DIY Mommy
      Rustic Mini Apple Galettes at Tatertots and Jello
      Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bars at Maison de Cinq
      Pumpkin Sheet Pan Pancakes at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

      Delicious Beef Bourguignon Recipe at Paint Me Pink
      Hearty Autumnal Yam Soup at This is Simplicite
      Apple Pie Chia Pudding at Cherished Bliss
      Baked Brie with Blueberries and Bacon at This is Our Bliss
      Salmon with Sherry and Tomato Cream Sauce at Willow Street Interiors

  • alison netzer
    September 2, 2020

    This makes me so excited for fall/ winter meals that are warming and filling. I love that you use the rendered bacon fat to cook the beef. I will have to try that one. Must enhance the flavor so nicely

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      alison netzer
      September 2, 2020

      Thank you so much, Alison! As much as I’m enjoying summer food, I love Fall cooking and flavors! You can’t go wrong with bacon to enhance flavors 🙂

  • Laura
    September 2, 2020

    Ohh I love beef bourgignon and your recipe looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try it!! XO

    • paintmepink
      September 2, 2020

      Thank you, Laura!! I can’t believe I waited this long to finally make it! It’s going to become a weekly Fall dinner for us hehe

  • Mich Ni
    September 2, 2020

    I’m feeling hungry now after reading this. Looks so yummy. Looking forward to try this recipe for my boys.

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      Mich Ni
      September 2, 2020

      Thank you, Mich! This is such a tender and hearty stew for the family, Enjoy!

  • Sarah Miller
    September 2, 2020

    This recipe looks amazing! I am so ready for it to be cold outside so I can try it!

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      Sarah Miller
      September 2, 2020

      I’m so ready for cooler weather too! 🙂

  • Sheila
    September 2, 2020

    I consider myself an avid home cook, and yet like you, I have never made this either!! But this looks mouth-watering – literally! I can’t wait for it to cool down here because I know the first thing I’ll be making when it does!!


    • paintmepink
      September 2, 2020

      Right?! There are so many recipes that I want to try but I always end up doing the same meals. Sheila, we need to make a list of recipes and start checking them off! hehe

  • Stephanie Eyerly
    September 2, 2020

    This recipe sounds delish! Always been afraid to cook with wine, but I’m going to have to get out of my comfort zone to make this.

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      Stephanie Eyerly
      September 2, 2020

      I truly hope you get the chance to try it, Stephanie! I’m not a big wine drinker or cooker but it gives this recipe that extra touch of yumminess!

  • Loren Dietrich
    September 2, 2020

    Now I want to go try this! It looks delicious 🙂

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      Loren Dietrich
      September 2, 2020

      Thank you so much, Loren!!

  • Iris Findlay
    September 2, 2020

    Oh my goodness. This looks absolutely delicious, I have to pin this!
    Thank you for posting.

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      Iris Findlay
      September 2, 2020

      Thank you so much for the pin, Iris!! Truly appreciate it 🙂

  • Ashley Stringfellow
    September 2, 2020

    This looks so savory and yummy. The perfect fall meal. I am definitely going to make this as soon as it cools down here. Your pictures are (as always) insanely beautiful!

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      Ashley Stringfellow
      September 2, 2020

      You are so sweet, thank you so much, Ashley! This Beef Bourguignon will be making a debut on Thanksgiving hehe

  • Samantha Laycock
    September 2, 2020

    This reminds me so much of fall. One of the reasons I love fall is because of the comfort food. Drooling over here.

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      Samantha Laycock
      September 3, 2020

      I love Fall, it’s my favorite season!

  • Danielle
    September 2, 2020

    Norma, I’m drooling over your photographs. Such moody shots with beautiful lighting and your stew looks so delicious. My husband and sons will love this so much! Thank you for the recipe. xx

    • paintmepink
      September 3, 2020

      Aww, you are so sweet Danielle! Thank you so much! I was feeling a bit moody and decided to go dark hehe Your family will LOVE this recipe! It’s so delicious!

  • Shania Muise
    September 3, 2020

    This recipe sounds delicious!!


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      Shania Muise
      September 3, 2020

      Thank you so much, Shania! It was so yummy!

  • Mansa
    September 3, 2020

    What a hearty recipe – perfect for Fall! You photography and styling is perfect as well!

    • paintmepink
      September 3, 2020

      That’s so sweet of you, Mansa! Thank you so much!

  • Shauna
    September 3, 2020

    This looks absolutely delicious, Norma! In the fall, I definitely enjoy getting back in the kitchen. My favourite time of year to cook and bake!

  • Sonia Seivwright
    September 3, 2020

    This looks very mouth-watering. I am trying this out as my Sunday Dinner this week.

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      Sonia Seivwright
      September 11, 2020

      It’s delicious, Sonia! Hope you enjoy it!

  • Vidya
    September 3, 2020

    Beautiful photographs indeed!! And while we do not eat meat, the recipe can easily be adapted with tofu I am guessing and additional vegetables..

  • Krista
    September 4, 2020

    Wow, this looks incredible -your pictures are so beautiful, too! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Norma! And for being part of this series!

  • Jenn
    September 7, 2020

    Oh wow! Sounds like the perfect fall comfort food!

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