We are in the last week of the What's For Dinner Wednesdays challenge! This week's recipe lends itself perfectly to cooler weather and the desire for comfort food - Beef Bourguinonne (recipe can be found HERE).
With today being rainy and one of those days when it's best if you just stay home and putter around, this week's recipe was ideal. Of course, as soon as I heard what the recipe was I couldn't help but think of Julia Child! I must say that after seeing Julie & Julia back in August, I really do admire her for her ability to keep searching for the one thing that would make her happiest. She shared so much of herself in her first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. In this day and age, not many people really cook that way anymore - a pound of butter, making aspic, etc. But, it is a fascinating book to read through.
Now just because you may not be familiar with French cooking, doesn't mean you haven't ever tasted or made your own version of Beef Bourguinonne. That's because it is really a beef stew. No potatoes in this recipe, but still a stew when it comes down to it. The length of cooking allows the meat to become fork-tender and if you use a good red wine (at least one you would drink), the flavor will come through wonderfully after the lengthy cooking time.
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I served it over egg noodles which seems to be the ideal way to enjoy this type of dish. It's cool-weather comfort food and anyone who cooks should give it a try.
This beef challenge has been fun to participate in and I'm excited to tell you that the folks at Beef. It's What's for Dinner. are allowing me to giveaway one of their fabulous gift bags!
The Beef Cooking Gift Bag includes: a copy of The Healthy Beef Cookbook, a set of Crate & Barrel Grilling Tools, Sur La Table Mini-Steak Thermometers, a reusable shopping bag and other items to help you shop for and cook healthy beef meals.
How do you win?
- Leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite way to prepare beef. Make sure that there is a way for me to contact you if you win.
- This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.
- Comments received by Wednesday, September 30th at Midnight EST are eligible to win.
- Random.org will be used to select a winner.
Be sure to check out the other Fabulous Food Bloggers who will be sharing their take on this week's recipe:
Kristen – Dine and Dish
Aggie – Aggie’s Kitchen
Tiffany – Eat at Home
Andy – Dinner’s On Me