Beef Bourguignon

It’s my pick for Martha Mondays and it fell on the weekend of my birthday, so I figured that I should pick some worthy of such an occasion!

Beef Bourguignon

I have loved the idea of cooking this dish for ages, but after seeing Julie & Julia I have wanted a good excuse to cook it.  For simplicity I chose the EveryDay Food’s version which can be found here: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/beef-bourguignon-edf

Here’s the thing though.  I don’t think it was any easier than any other stew recipe I have seen.  But boy it was good!

I took on board Julia Child’s direction not to crowd the mushrooms and to put the meat dry before cooking (two things that I didn’t know before and probably still wouldn’t have known).   And I stuck to the recipe except halving it all – we never have eight mouths to feed in this house.

Adding the mushrooms at the end of cooking. 

 Not the greatest photo I know (I only realised once I had eaten – and then it was too late).  We all enjoyed it in our house.  The gravy was thick and rich.  I will certainly be making this again.  I can’t wait to see everyone else’s results.

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4 thoughts on “Beef Bourguignon

  1. Happy Birthday, Pru! I’m hoping to get to mine tomorrow. I’ve got all the ingredients. My husband’s having surgery today, though, so we’ll see when I finally get a chance to cook up a storm.

  2. Sorry I have taken such a long time to comment on your beef bourguignon. We enjoyed it so much! Even the leftovers. Thanks for picking this recipe. I still have some wine left over from when I cooked the beef and I need to do something with it. I’ll probably pour myself a nice glass of burgundy tomorrow, while I watch the Westminster dog show, which here is as popular as the Crufts is in the UK. I will be toasting to you.

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