Beef Bourguignon – The Elegant Dishes
Beef Bourguignon or beef Burgundy, also known as bougouguignoning, bouguine, or beef charcuterie, is a traditional beef slow cooked in red wine, usually red Burgundy, for a couple of days. The meat is slow-cooked to tenderize and then marinated in red wine and herbs. This dish may also contain other ingredients such as herbs and vinegar sauce. For this reason, it’s often served raw at a formal dinner party, or to celebrate a holiday. Sometimes, the food is served on silverware.
If you’re looking for beef bourguignon recipe ideas, you will find that there are plenty to choose from. You can make a simple beef stew using just a few ingredients and cooking techniques. You can make a delicious marinade using ingredients from your refrigerator. You can even make a beef Bourguignon with only the freshest cuts of beef, allowing the flavors to meld beautifully with the tender browns of the bottom of the pot.
Another option for making this classic French dish is to cook it in a stove top crockpot. This is especially useful if you want to marinate the meat for a couple of days and then use the crockpot to cook it. Many crockpots (slow cooker cookers) have built-in steaming facilities, allowing you to add your favorite flavorings while slow cooking your meal. Just add the right amount of liquid, which should be equivalent to about half a cup of beef broth when using a crockpot cooker for beef bourguignon.
If you’re looking for the best way to make beef Bourguignon in a slow cooker, consider using low heat crockpots. The slow cooker is the perfect way to make this classic French dish. These crockpots work best if you have small breasts on hand because they tend to shrink during the cooking process. To avoid having mushy potatoes, browned meat and or vegetable scraps, consider using cut up pieces of lean pork or ground beef instead of the ground beef. Browned chunks of meat are good for adding in juices for gravy while shredded or chopped lean meat can be added to a slow cooker for added protein and seasoning.
For the best results, you should allow the sauce to simmer for at least one hour
You can also consider making a delicious marinade for your slow cooker beef bourguignon. This will give your beef Bourguignon some extra flavor, which will work in conjunction with the spices included in your recipe. Once the sauce has simmered down, you can then consider cooking the beef in its liquid form for an additional hour.
When cooking in liquid, keep in mind that any wine you use will need to be bottled or canned. The longer the liquid sits, the more flavour will be lost. Remember that if you add any liquid to stew, you should not add the entire amount at once. Add just a portion at a time so that the flavours are distributed properly. You can then add your dry rub to your beef Bourguignon as well as seasonings like Thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano and lemon juice. If you would like to see the true, authentic flavour of this French dish, add brandy or cognac to the marinade at the beginning of the preparation process.
Making beef Bourguignon in the slow cooker is very easy
Just follow these simple steps: once the meat is removed from the fridge, allow it to drain (do not rinse) and then add it to the slow cooker. Follow all the normal instructions given on your recipe. When your beef has been placed in the cooker, set the cooker to medium heat and put in the dry rub. Allow the mixture to sit for about two hours.
Finally, once the dish has simmered down, you can then serve it with your red wine and bread crumbs. Remember that the red wine added to beef Bourguignon needs to be cold if you want the true, authentic flavour of this French dish. Make sure that you keep this dish away from freezer burn as it tends to take away all the subtle flavour that is contained in this delectable dish.