Food Post! Recipe: An Easy Beef Bourguignon! Pic heavy!

About two weeks ago, I had Netflixed the movie, Julie & Julia. (Let me say that this is an awesome movie and everyone should watch it.) Moving on. This movie incorporated two of my favorite things, writing and food. All the food that was in this movie made my mouth water and my hands itch to make something. So for the next three days I baked my low-fat version of mini red velvet and chocolate cupcakes. I got a little bit too excited and baked over 75 of them...doh!

After than baking stint I stopped for a while until I found this beef bourguignon recipe in Cosmo's January issue. The ingredients were fairly easy to attain and it seemed really simple from the directions so on Monday I power walked in the cold to my local ShopRite and bought all I needed. It was super cold that day and this stew was a perfect way to warm up. I prepped and took pictures to show you guys how everything came out!

-2 Pds of lean beef cut into 1 inch cubes
-Salt and Pepper
-1/4 Cup all purpose flour
-1 tbsp of olive oil
-4 medium potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes
-2 medium yellow onions, sliced
-4 carrots, cut in 1 inch pieces
-2 cloves of garlic, sliced
-1 bottle of dry red wine
-2 tbsp of tomato paste
-2 bay leaves
-2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
-10 oz of white mushrooms, quartered

The ingredients
 Potatoes rinsed and uncut
 Cut into 1 inch pieces

Slicing the onion 
All done!

It said to quarter the mushrooms but I halved mine.
 I also bought baby carrots and used those instead of the larger ones

 Beef sliced into 1 inch cubes

I didn't flour my beef. Didn't feel the need to. Here we are browning the meat. I also seasoned it with salt and pepper here.

 Partially cooked but thoroughly browned

Throw in the onions, taters, and carrots and season with salt and pepper. Cook until onions are translucent. Then add the sliced garlic and cook for two more minutes.

Throw the beef back in

Pour in the entire bottle of wine and 1 to 2 cups of water to cover the meat and veggies.

Add the tomato paste, bring to a boil and then let it simmer for about an 1 1/2 to 2 hours.


Stir in about 1/4 cup of flour with two tablespoons of room temperature butter. This is to thicken the stew!

Add it and mix it in

Add the mushroom and let the stew cook for another 20 minutes

All done!

I served mine with some Pillsbury biscuits ^__^

His and Mine
 The verdict?

I hope you enjoyed my food post! If you guys liked it, I'll try to incorporate them into my blog more often! 

Oh and....HAPPY FRIDAY!!


  1. That looks amazing and delicious! :)

  2. That seriously looks delicious... Wonder if you can substitute with broth instead of the red wine?


  3. damn gurl.. thats some serious grub right there. nomnom ^^

  4. That looks great! I think I would need a second helping. Yum!

  5. I never heard of this dish, but it looks delicious. Like im trying to reframe from drool while I read over your instructions. PLS pls pls make more lovely dishes like this for the cooking impaired (<==myself)

  6. that looks sooo good... and easy!! im gonna get bf to make *me* some lolol

  7. OH MY!! I will have to give a try at this!!!

    I was stopping by to wish you a very merry christmas and a happy new year!! ^_^ I hope that your holiday times are filled with joy and FUN FUN FUN!!

  8. I wanted to try that after watching Julia too! You did a great job! lol at John's thumbs up!

    -yes I do like food posts! :D

  9. I love the Julie & Julia movie too!
    Wow, this beef bourguignon looks really delicous~~


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