Beef Stew or Beef Bourguignon Recipe

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Classic beef stew in red wine with vegetables

Servings: 8


Cost per serving $7.77 view details
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • hefty amount of salt and pepper
  • 5 lb. beef chuck, cut into 16 to 24 pieces (trim the fat)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 2 stalks of celery, cut into 3-inch lengths
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 8 pieces
  • 750 ml bottle red wine (good quality Pinot Noir or Syrah)
  • ½ cup beef broth (more for the days following as it will thicken)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 to 10 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1½ lbs. turnips or potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 12 to 24 oz. egg noodles
  • 4 to 6 tbsp salted butter
  • ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped-optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 and in a bowl, toss flour, salt/pepper and beef pieces. Heat the oil in a large pot (Dutch oven) over medium and (in batches) brown the beef, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the beef to a plate. Add the tomato paste, celery, onion, wine, broth, bay leaves and 1½ cups of water to the pot. Return the beef to the pot and bring to a boil. Cover and transfer to the oven for 2 hours.
  2. Add the turnips (and/or potatoes) and carrots, cover and return to the oven for another 45 to 60 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. If the stew is too thin, simmer uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes, until thickened.
  3. Twenty minutes before the stew is finished, cook the egg noodles according to the package directions and then add salt, butter and parsley. I added these directly to the stew instead of keeping them separate. I also added more salt in the end but do so to your taste of course. Remember to remove the bay leaves. This is also great over mashed potatoes or with crusty bread.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 604g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 1019  
Calories from Fat 376 37%
Total Fat 42.1g 53%
Saturated Fat 15.29g 61%
Trans Fat 0.04g  
Cholesterol 220mg 73%
Sodium 545mg 23%
Potassium 1611mg 46%
Total Carbs 66.09g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 22%
Sugars 10.61g 7%
Protein 74.06g 118%
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  • Claudia lamascolo
    This looks awesome~
    • Robert-Gilles Martineau
      Being French from Bourgogne, I certainly appreciate this great easy recipe!
      Thanks for sharing!
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      • Stacey Maupin Torres
        I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
        • Emily H
          I used quinoa instead of egg noodles and unfortunately didn't use the red wine which definitely changed some of the flavour, but it was still a hearty, basic stew.
          I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
          This is a variation


          • ShaleeDP
            February 7, 2014
            I love beef stews!
            • Jane
              February 27, 2012
              TROJAN VIRUS AT the gourmondia link above (Anie Stewart) When I went to this site, I got a T R O J A N V I R U S message that my antivirus software detected the virus and blocked it.

              • Smokinhotchef
                February 19, 2012
                This recipe looks gorgeous and sounds even better!
                • Anie Stewart
                  February 12, 2012
                  I enjoyed preparing this cuisine and so excited on the result of its taste. It turned out to be exactly as expected! The menu is quite similar to the above image and tastes so delightful even to my friends. I also like “Blackberry Pork Tenderloin” and “Fried beef fillet with morel mushrooms and Venice balsam” that I've searched at and You may also take a glance at those sites for more exciting recipes. Enjoy!!
                  1 reply
                  • Jane
                    February 27, 2012
                    Anie, I clicked on your link to gourmandia, and got a trojan virus warning from my antivirus software.
                  • Emily H
                    September 20, 2011
                    What's with the nutritional info? 12000+ calories per serving = 1500 calories per serving? That seems excessive.
                    1 reply
                    • John Spottiswood
                      September 20, 2011
                      Thanks for pointing this out Emily. I think the 750 ml is not being parsed correctly, because when I look at the detailed page all of the calories are coming from the wine. I'll get that fixed and then delete this comment.

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