Beef Bourguignon

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Or, boeuf bourguignonne (said in my best Julia Child voice).  For those of you that have read my “About” page, you know that I started this blog after watching the movie Julie and Julia.  Except, instead of cooking my way through a cookbook, I’m cooking my way through my (ever growing) pile of collected recipes.  So, I thought it was only appropriate to make this recipe for my one-year-of-blogging milestone.

I read the recipe over and over.  It’s quite long and involved so I wanted to make sure that, A.) I had all of the ingredients and tools that I needed to make the dish and B.) I had an idea about what I was getting myself into.

Is It a Keeper?

Here's a look inside the pot as it's simmering away

Didn’t I tell you that the recipe was long and involved?  My initial thoughts were, “It’s only beef stew.  How different can this one be?”   I mean, seriously, did you see that recipe above?

But I trudged ahead and made it anyway.  And, oh my gosh!  I am so glad I did!  This was one of the best meals I have ever made!  This stew was so rich and delicious.  I have never had a beef stew that was as good as this.  This recipe was definitely a food of love — not a set-it-and-forget-it recipe.  And, the best part was, we all LOVED it!

I recommend that you get Julia Child’s cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  Not only will you have a book chocked full of her infinite wisdom, But, she also provides the instructions for making the pearl onions and the mushrooms.  Pure perfection!

It’s the perfect recipe to make on a lazy afternoon.  So go get some bacon and Chianti and fire up the stove!  Your family will thank you!

Have you ever made this recipe?  What do you think?  What did you serve with it?

30 thoughts on “Beef Bourguignon”

  1. Thanks for following! I am now following you back!

    Excited to try out some of your yummy recipes. (If I ever get a free minute to cook, that is! lol.)

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  2. Love the new website–can’t wait to try this new recipe. Congratulations on one year of blogging–I have been considering starting a blog–maybe I will now.

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  3. Hi there, thanks for following me and stopping by my blog yesterday. I am following you back…and might I add…hungry now 8)

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  4. Hi,
    I’m a new follower from the Give It To Me Monday. If you get a minute please stop by and follow back. Enter my giveaway, I only have 1 up right now but a few more really good ones coming. I’m going to be giving away a Tassimo so check back.
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  5. I have made this using the everyday food recipe and it is delicious. Their version is a bit more simplified, but uses all the main ingredients that you have.
    I suggest to everyone to give this a try . It is well worth it!
    Bon Apetit!

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  6. What a great blog! I love finding new recipes! Found you on a blog hop and I now follow you. Would love a follow back 🙂

    Happy Monday!
    Deb

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  7. Great recipe – yummy! I’m following from the hop – should you like to pop by – im at wordsinsync.blogspot.com – Have a good day – Shah .X

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  8. I’d love to make this – it looks SO yummy! All I have is a bottle of burgundy and I can’t really afford to go get anything else. Do you think that would work, or should I wait until I can afford the Chianti? I Love your site and the new site is gorgeous!!

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    • I think any good full bodied red wine would work fine! I’d give it a try!

      Thanks for the kind words about the new site! I appreciate the feedback! Let me know how you make out! 🙂

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