Beef Bourguignon is a traditional French recipe that originated in Burgundy, France. As you can guess from its name, it requires beef and red (traditionally Burgundy) wine. It also includes some hearty vegetables (usually carrots, onions and mushrooms), bacon and beef broth. Although many recipes call for beef short ribs or roast beef, you can substitute cooked meat when preparing this dish. Like traditional cuts, they are well suited to braising, and can easily be made rich with deep flavour. It also takes well in a slow cooker.

Traditionally, beef bourguignon is served with a few slices of crusty French bread. However, it also tastes lovely when served with egg noodles, pasta, rice, mashed potatoes, or roasted potatoes. Guests will be amazed at how delicious and decadent this recipe is, but in fact, it’s very easy to make. You’ll feel as accomplished as Julia Child, watching your friends and family eat—but only you’ll know how easy it is to work together.

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