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Beef Bourguignon (Boeuf Bourguignon in French) also known as classic French beef stew in red wine

Boeuf Bourgignon - Beef Stew

Beef Bourguignon (Boeuf Bourguignon in French) also known as classic French beef stew in red wine is a very well-known traditionally French recipe.

It is prepared with cubed pieces of beef stewed in red wine and generally flavoured with garlic, onions and a bouquet garni.


  • 3 large onions
  • 1kg beef, blade steak, or stewing shoulder cut.
  • 300g of chopped carrot
  • 300g of button mushrooms
  • bouquet of herbs, basil rosemary and thyme tied with string.
  • 2-4 cups of red wine
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cut beef into large 5cm chunks, season with salt, pepper and olive oil
  2.  Cook beef a small amount at a time in a dutch oven or large saucepan untill its golden brown on the outside, remove each portion as its done and set aside.
  3. Add 3 large onions and garlic to the same pot and cook till golden brown
  4. Sprinkle with 2 tablesppons of flour
  5.  Add 1-2 cups of red wine
  6. Bring wine to a boil then simmer for 5 mins
  7. Add beef, carrots, herbs, mushrooms
  8. Add another couple of cups of red wine and water enuff to cover the meat and veg
  9. Cook for 2-3 hours, stiring occasionaly remove surface scum as required

How to Serve :

Serve on mash potato, any leftovers make some beef pies with puff pastry.


Credits : This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the
 Wikipedia article "Boeuf Bourgignon"


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