My husband and I watched Julie and Julia (good movie!) recently, and it inspired me to try some new recipes. Boeuf Bourguignon (also known as Beef Burgundy) was already pretty healthy to begin with, and was made with ingredients I already had on hand. It really is everything it is made out to be in the movie, and I look forward to making it again!
Savory Boeuf Bourguignon Recipe
Yield 8 servings
Boeuf Bourguignon, or beef Burgundy, is a Julia Child classic of beef with bacon, carrots, onions, and a red wine sauce.
- 3 slices of bacon
- 4 TBSP butter, divided
- 4 lbs any cut of beef roast, round, or steak
- ¼ cup almond or coconut flour (optional)
- 3 large carrots
- 1 onion
- 3 oz tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- ½ tsp thyme
- 1 cup beef broth
- 3-4 cups dry red wine
- 8 oz mushrooms
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Dice the bacon and cook it in a large pan on the stove.
- Remove the bacon to a plate, leaving the drippings in the pan.
- Add half of the butter to the bacon drippings and melt.
- Cut the beef into 1 inch cubes and roll in the coconut or almond flour if using.
- Brown the meat in batches in the bacon drippings and butter.
- Put the browned beef and bacon into a large baking or casserole dish with a cover.
- Chop the carrots and onion and brown slightly in the same pan.
- Put the vegetables in the baking/casserole dish with beef.
- Add the tomato paste, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, and thyme to the dish and stir to combine.
- Pour the broth and wine over the mixture and cover.
- Cook in the preheated oven 2½-3 hours until beef is fork tender and breaks apart easily.
- About 15 minutes before the beef is done, slice the mushrooms and brown in a skillet with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.
- Add to the beef and cook an additional 5-10 minutes in the oven.
- Remove from oven and, let sit 10 minutes before serving.
Serving Size 1½ cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 27.3 g
Saturated Fat 11.4 g
Cholesterol 175 mg
Sodium 675 mg
Total Carbohydrates 10.1 g
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
Sugars 4.4 g
Protein 62.5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ever ventured into French cooking? If not, ready to try?