Monday, January 23, 2017

Beef Bourguignon

My daughter's boyfriend, who is a chef, had his birthday on Saturday.  He works until 1:00 am so they had a late birthday celebration.  I made him beef bourguignon for his birthday dinner.
 I use Julia's recipe and got up really early in the morning to start the prep work.

 This recipe is not difficult but it does take a long time to make it.

 The beef must be dry so that it will brown properly

 Lot's of chopping....

 and slicing goes into this dish.

 The browning takes a lot of time.  You have to brown each piece on all sides to give it a crust.

 But it sure pays off in the end. I gave some to my DIL and she said she thinks it might be the best thing she's ever eaten.

 It seriously is that good.  You can find the recipe here:  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/search?q=beef+bourguignon 

Make sure to serve it with some good French bread.  I also served it over mashed cauliflower along with creamed spinach.