Savory Boeuf Bourguignon

Boeuf Bourguignon recipe

My husband and I watched Julie and Julia (good movie!) recently, and it inspired me to try some new recipes. Boeuf Bourguignon 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!

Boeuf Bourguignon recipe

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Savory Boeuf Bourguignon

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Yield 6 -8

A Julia Child's Classic with healthy adaptions.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lbs beef (roast, round, steak, etc, whatever is cheapest not ground beef)
  • 3 slices of bacon
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 onion
  • ½ (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • small package of mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 TBSP butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaf
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of salt, pepper and thyme
  • 1 cup beef broth (or water)
  • 3-4 cups (1 bottle) of dry red wine
  • ¼ cup almond or coconut flour (or powder almonds or coconuts in blender until finely ground)-optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. Brown bacon in large pan, remove bacon and add 2 T butter to bacon fat grease in pan.
  3. Cut beef into 1 inch chunks and brown beef evenly. Can roll in almond or coconut flour before browning if you are using the flour.
  4. Put into large baking or casserole dish with cover
  5. Chop carrot and onions and brown slightly in the same pan and then put in baking/casserole dish with beef
  6. Mince garlic and sprinkle over beef
  7. Sprinkle mixture with spices to taste (thyme, basil and parsley are really good additions to this)
  8. Pour water or broth and wine over mixture and cover baking pan or casserole dish- can also use foil if you don’t have a covered casserole dish
  9. Cook in oven 2.5-3 hours until beef is fork tender and breaks apart easily.
  10. About 15 minutes before beef is done, brown mushrooms in a skillet with 2 TBSP butter. Add to beef and cook an additional 5-10 minutes in oven.
  11. Remove from oven, let sit 10 minutes before serving and serve with salad of choice.

Courses Main

Cuisine French

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