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Beef bourguignon is a classic, French stew recipe. This whole30 (paleo option) beef bourguignon recipe can be made in your Instant Pot or slow cooker.

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon (Paleo,Whole30)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 4 cups beef bone broth
  • 1/3 pound low-sodium bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 pound carrots peeled & chopped
  • 1 pound baby potatoes, sliced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/22 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil (for IP)


Slow Cooker

  1. Add all ingredients EXCEPT the parsley to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  2. Cook HIGH 3-4, LOW 6-8.
  3. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Instant Pot

  1. Turn on the pressure cooker and select sauté. Once hot,  add oil and beef & cook beef until browned, 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove beef from the pot and set aside.
  2. Add onion, carrots, and mushrooms and cook for a 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic & cook an additional minute.
  3. Add the broth and deglaze the bottom of the pressure cooker by scraping all the bits off with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the beef back to the pot along with the salt, thyme, pepper, and potatoes. Stir to mix well.
  5. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 35 minutes.  Natural release pressure for 10 minutes then manually the remaining pressure.
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley.


Cook time calculated for slow cooker.