Cranberry Beef Bourguignon

by Nikki Culver on December 01, 2023

This recipe for Cranberry Beef Bourguignon is delicious and easy to make in your wood-fired oven, perfect for those cold winter days! 


  • Bacon
  • Beef
  • Flour
  • Beef Broth
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Thyme
  • Red Wine
  • Olive Oil
  • Bay Leaves
  • Tomato Paste
  • Butter
  • Cranberries
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots


  1. Heat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Chop the bacon into smaller pieces, add to the cast iron skillet and sauté in the oven. 
  3. While the bacon cooks, chop the other vegetables.
  4. Once the bacon has cooked, remove from the skillet and set aside. 
  5. Dry your meat, then add to the skillet with the fat from the bacon, tossing to coat evenly, before placing the skillet back into the oven. 
  6. Once the beef is cooked, remove it from the pan and set it aside with the bacon. 
  7. Add the onion to the meat drippings in the skillet, season with salt and pepper, before returning the skillet to the oven to cook the onions until tender. 
  8. When the onions are cooked, remove the skillet from the oven and deglaze with cognac.
  9. Add the meat back to the skillet and toss with the onions before transferring to a dutch oven.
  10. Clean the pan with beef broth and red wine, before pouring it all back into the dutch oven.
  11. Add the cranberries, tomato paste, bay leaves, garlic, thyme, carrots and mushrooms to the dutch oven.
  12. Season with salt, cover with the lid and place the dutch oven into the oven for about 2 hours. 
  13. Serve and enjoy!

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