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{VIDEO} Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon (Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Shannon Epstein
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat (or beef sirloin or chuck roast cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 4 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 4 ounces bacon (cooked & crumbled for slow cooker, uncooked & chopped for Instant Pot)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 pound carrots, peeled & chopped
  • 1 pound baby potatoes, sliced (optional)
  • 1 cup pearl onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (or more)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil (for Instant Pot)


Slow Cooker

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  2. Cook HIGH 3-4, LOW 6-8.
  3. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Instant Pot

  1. Turn on the pressure cooker and select sauté. Once hot,  add the bacon and cook 3-5 minutes or until bacon is done. Remove the bacon using a slotted spoon and set aside on a paper towel lined plate.
  2. Add beef & cook until browned, 2-3 minutes on each side.
  3. Add the broth and if needed, deglaze the bottom of the pressure cooker by scraping all the bits off with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add bacon, pearl onions, carrots, mushrooms, potatoes (if using), garlic, salt, thyme, and pepper. Stir to mix well.
  5. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 35 minutes.  When done, natural release pressure for 10 minutes then manually the remaining pressure.


Cook time calculated for slow cooker.