Sunday, January 3, 2010

Beef Bourguignon




Easy Beef Bourguignon: based on Julia Child's recipe but I simplified it just a little

Ingredients:
  • 3 slices of bacon
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 onion
  • one stick of celery
  • 2 tablespoon of herbs de Provence
  • flour
  • one pound of stew beef (got mine from wholefoods)
  • one cup of mushrooms
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 3 cups of beef broth
  • one cup Cote De Rhine red wine
  • one can of tomato paste
  • fresh thyme and rosemary springs
Method:

  1. cook the bacon then set aside
  2. saute the garlic and onion in the bacon grease (this is not a dietitian's recipe however I wanted it to be Authentic and its not that much saturated fat in the grand scheme of things LOL)
  3. add some butter and olive oil
  4. mean while coat the beef in flour and herbs de Provence
  5. then add the beef and partly cook stirring well, add the mushrooms and carrot
  6. then add the beef broth, wine and tomato paste mix well.
  7. simmer on the stove on low for 2-3 hours
I served it with broccoli and egg noodles. But now I am in the bread making group next time with be with fresh bread!

Its also great slowly cooked in the oven like the Julie and Julia Movie, but don't fall asleep. I did it on the stove I need a La Creuset!!

Hope you enjoy this as much as we all did it was delicious and was a excellent meal to celebrate New Years eve.

What's your favorite French dish?



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