Disney Shares Beef Bourguignon Recipe from Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays has brought many amazing dishes to guests visiting; however, this Beef Bourguignon is one that is a not to miss. We were excited when Disney Parks Blog shared the recipe so we could enjoy it at home this holiday season.


  • 1 tablespoon butter 
  • 6 ounces smoked bacon, diced 
  • 3 pounds beef brisket, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces, or stew meat 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 large white onion, diced 
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices 
  • 1 pound crimini mushrooms, quartered 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme 
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste 
  • 2 tablespoons flour 
  • 3 cups red wine (Merlot, Pinot Noir, or Chianti) 
  • 2 cups beef broth 
  • 1/2 cup sherry vinegar 
  • 12 small fresh or frozen pearl onions, peeled 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, divided 


  • 1 tablespoon salt, plus more, to taste 
  • 3 pounds red-skinned potatoes, washed 
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 
  • White pepper, to taste 

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  1. Heat butter and bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat and cook until bacon is brown and beginning to crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.  
  2. Pat beef dry and season generously with salt and pepper. Sear in Dutch oven with butter and bacon fat, 1-2 minutes per side, until browned. Remove from pan with slotted spoon and set aside.  
  3. Add garlic, onion, carrots, and mushrooms and sautĂ© 6 minutes, until vegetables begin to soften. Stir in rosemary and thyme.  
  4. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes, until paste begins to caramelize, but does not burn.  
  5. Return beef and bacon to pan. Add flour and stir constantly for 5 minutes. Add wine, beef broth, and vinegar and stir to deglaze pot. Add pearl onions and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 hours until meat is tender and sauce is thickened.  Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of parsley and season with salt and pepper, to taste.  
  6. Keep warm until ready to serve.  


  1. Bring a large stockpot of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt and the potatoes and boil for 10-15 minutes, until soft. Drain potatoes.  
  2. Return potatoes to pot and mash with a hand masher or electric mixer until just broken. Add butter, sour cream, vinegar, and mash until potatoes are mashed, but still lumpy.  
  3. Season with additional salt and white pepper, to taste.  


Divide potatoes among 6 bowls. Ladle beef bourguignon on top of potatoes and garnish with remaining chopped parsley.  

We are so excited to have this recipe brought to us at home. What an outstanding holiday treat.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.