Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon
Made this for Christmas Eve dinner with the family, and it came out really well... sometimes the classic recipes don't need updating. No, it's not a one pot meal and yes, it's a lot more work than your average beef stew... but then it's a lot better than your average beef stew too. The sauce is really the star here (which is good, since that's the fussiest aspect)... so much beef flavor it's making me hungry just thinking about it again.

EDIT: Oh, and yes, it was superior to the pressure cooker version I made a while ago... by a fair bit...  the sauce in the authentic version is just so much more refined and robust... but it's hard to beat the pressure cooker on time commitment, and while you could replicate the classic by using multiple pots/pressure cookers it doesn't seem like that would necessarily be worth it.