Burgundy Beef Stew (Boeuf Bourguignonne)

Net Carbs
Prep Time: 150 Minutes
Style: French
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2









How are Net Carbs Calculated?


  • 1/4 Cup All Purpose Low-Carb Baking Mix
  • 3 Pound beef chuck roast, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 Pound bacon slices
  • 3 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 Cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 Cup chopped carrots
  • 1 Each celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 Each garlic gloves
  • 2 Cup red wine
  • 29 Ounce beef broth
  • 1 Teaspoon 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 Pound white mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


Use the Atkins recipe to make All Purpose Low-Carb Baking Mix for this recipe.
  1. Season beef cubes with salt and pepper. Spread baking mix in a baking dish and lightly coat cubes, tapping to remove any excess.
  2. In a large stock pot (or Dutch oven) over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, crumble, and set aside.
  3. Add oil to remaining bacon fat in pot. Over medium-high heat, brown beef cubes in batches. Remove beef from pot, and add onion, carrot and celery and sauté over medium heat for about 8 minutes, or until softened. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds, until aroma is released.
  4. Pour in wine and increase heat to high. Boil wine until reduced to 1 cup, about 5 minutes. Return beef and accumulated juices to pot. Pour in beef broth and add bay leaf. Reduce heat to low, cover partially and simmer 2 hours.Add mushrooms, thyme and parsley and continue cooking for another 30 minutes, until beef is fork-tender and sauce has thickened.
  5. Remove bay leaf, and serve with crumbled bacon.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.