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This French classic, traditionally made with bacon, mushrooms and red wine, get a surprising twist with the velvety addition of dark chocolate in the recipe below. Your guests simply won’t get enough of this sumptuous, decadent version of tender beef and vegetables in a deep and hearty sauce.

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If you’re looking for a rustic stew that’s packed with both new and familiar flavours, look no further. While Knorr Demi Glace helps give this dish its tremendous burst of flavour, here’s a tip that can make your dish taste even richer.

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Chef’s tips & techniques

  • For a fuller taste, use pure chocolate with a high percentage of cacao.
  • Top with shaved chocolate or use cacao powder for a signature look.
  • Instead of red wine, you can use bouillon to deglaze your pan.
  • Nutritional tip: Beef contains saturated fats. You can balance this by serving smaller portions.
  • Chef Mark’s top tip: “Reduce the sauce further after adding the red wine – this will remove any alcohol.” 


What chocolate is best for beef bourguignon?
Use pure or unsweetened chocolate for a richer, more balanced sauce.

What if I don’t have 3 or 4 hours to prepare the bourguignon?
By using a pressure cooker, you can reduce the time to 45 minutes.

For an authentic beef bourguignon, what other seasonal vegetables can I use?
Root vegetables like celery and beetroot also work well in this dish.