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Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

For cold winter nights, I like to have a nice hearty beef stew. Since I got back from France, I’ve been trying to feature a French recipe on my website. My Beef Bourguignon is a French recipe made popular by Julia Child. This recipe is enhanced by the rich taste of red wine.


  • 2 pounds stewing beef
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 cups red wine (I use Chianti)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup bacon
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 can (2 cups) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper


  1. Combine bacon, mushrooms and garlic to skillet over medium high heat. Put in the butter. Set aside
  2. Add beef to skillet and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes
  3. Transfer beef, bacon, mushrooms to a pot or slow cooker.
  4. Slowly add beef broth, wine and tomato paste. Allow it to simmer before adding carrots and potatoes
  5. Stir in cumin, rosemary, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 2 hours
  6. Season with salt and pepper

I have a feeling you’ll love this dish and the richness of the sauce. It’s the ultimate comfort food and a French classic!