Recipe

Pressure Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Using a pressure cooker turns the French classic beef bourguignon from an all-day affair into a convenient weekday dinner.

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Serves 6
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If you don't have a pressure cooker you can try our classic bouef bourguignon recipe.

Ingredients

Pressure Cooker Beef Bourguignon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 400 gram (12½ ounces) button mushrooms
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 kilogram (2 pounds) gravy beef, chopped coarsely
  • 150 gram (4½ ounces) speck, chopped coarsely
  • 1 brown onion (150g), chopped finely
  • 3 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup (70g) tomato paste
  • 12 baby onions (300g)

Method

Beef bourguignon
  • 1
    Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in 6-litre (24-cup) pressure cooker; cook mushrooms until browned. Remove from cooker.
  • 2
    Tie bay leaf, parsley and thyme together with kitchen string to make a bouquet garni. Heat remaining oil in cooker; cook beef, in batches, until browned. Remove from cooker.
  • 3
    Cook speck in cooker until browned. Add chopped onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until onion softens. Return beef to cooker with wine, paste and bouquet garni; secure lid. Bring cooker to high pressure. Reduce heat to stabilise pressure; cook 35 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, peel baby onions, leaving root ends intact.
  • 5
    Release pressure using the quick release method; remove lid. Add baby onions and mushrooms; secure lid. Bring cooker to high pressure. Reduce heat to stabilise pressure; cook 10 minutes. Release pressure using the quick release method; remove lid. Discard bouquet garni. Season to taste.

Notes

If you have an electric pressure cooker you won't need to reduce the heat to stabilise pressure, your cooker will automatically stabilise itself. Always check with the manufacturer's instructions before using.

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