Don’t let Boeuf Bourguignon’s somewhat challenging reputation fool you. This French beef stew is straight forward and tastes like none other. We’ve simplified the instructions, while retaining the same classic flavors.
Beef Stew, french Style
Ultimately, curiosity took over and Mr. Boeuf lost his intimidation factor. Victory! That was well over a year ago. This succulent dish has since become one of my favorite entrees.
Whether we’re having dinner guests or craving something special for the family, this French Beef Stew is consistently a no-fail crowd pleaser. It’s one of my favorite “gather” menu items. Friends and family are consistently wowed over this slurp worthy boeuf bourguignon.
After all, ultimately it’s just a really good beef stew. Taken up a notch with a few simple tricks.
Make Your Beef Stew Ahead of Time
The bit that takes some pre-planning is the browning of individual cubes of beef. You’ll have to wear an apron, but the complex flavors are so worth it.
Browned chunks of beef are cooked down in red wine and savory broth, adorned with mushrooms and pearl onions. Flavorful herbs are slow cooked in the broth. The result is the most tender, savory, richly flavorful beef stew ever experienced.
Hint: Make this stew the night before and simply reheat when ready to seve. Relax on the day of your dinner party…how great is that?! Plus, the flavors in the stew infuse even further with time. Indescribably delish.
Serve it the Way You Like, Anytime
Serve up your boeuf Bourguignon with a rustic, crusty bread or egg noodles or carb of choice. You really can’t go wrong here. Break out a bottle of a plush, fruit-forward Pinot Noir for a phenomenal pairing.
Seriously, make this for your next dinner party. Or date night. Valentines Day. Family weekend. Your loved ones will be singing your praises. Enjoy! 🙂Print