You too can Prepare this Classic French Recipe. All you need is some time, some thyme and a sense of humor. Just Kidding, But seriously, don't let these fancy sounding french words intimidate you from taking on this low carb version of the original comfort food!
Got 3-4 hours of spare time on a snowy Sunday? Then you have time to make the quintessential Julia Child’s Classic Beef Bourguignon, or if we really want to impress our friends “Boeuf Bourguignon” This Classic French dish is basically a Fancy Pot Roast with a pound of bacon and a half bottle of red wine thrown in.
Beef Bourguignon started in the Burgundy region of France about 100 km southeast of Paris in the early 20th century and was first published by Chef Auguste Escoffier. A dish that started out as a simple peasants stew quickly became a one of the most famous French dishes of all time. Later on Julia Child’s adapted the recipe to use beef chunks instead of whole primal cuts making it much more approachable to the home cook.
At the end of the day dishes like this are all about developing flavors over a long period of time and not taking any shortcuts. I strongly recommend using an enameled cast iron pot that is wide rather than tall so you have plenty of room to brown the meat. You can spend an arm and a leg on brands like Staub or Le Creuset but brands like Lodge and even Amazon Basics have decent versions that will do just fine. You can click on the words to see each of the brands.
Now that we have some general information that you’ll probably never need unless your on a trivia team at your local watering hole let’s get down to business. I’m sure that the keto police are looking at that beautiful pic and just can’t get over the fact that there’s a carrot in the photo. Yes there are some carbs in this dish mainly from the veggies and a few from the wine. I’ve found that you can adjust this recipe to meet your macros by skipping the carrots or just not eating them and using more beef stock than wine to cut out a few more. We are all adults here so I’ll let you decide what adjustments work best for your needs. This is just my version and I won’t be at all offended if you chose to make some culinary adaptations.
I hope you’ll give this recipe a try not only because I think it’s a fantastic recipe that can fit into your low carb lifestyle. But also because it’s great for meal prep and reheats even better on days 2,3 and 4. Probably the most important reason I think you need to to make this is that I feel every home cook needs to make this classic at least once in their life just so you can say you did!