In a quest to cook something on the weekend that can be transformed into different meals throughout the week, it would be foolish to overlook boeuf bourguignon.
It is a delicious, satisfying, and relatively healthy meal on its own right out of the oven, but it becomes even more delicious after it sits in the refrigerator for a day or two. Boeuf bourguignon is also very versatile, and I am constantly finding new ways to serve it. The classic way, of course, is over mashed potatoes.
But honestly, boeuf bourguignon sandwiches are my favorite way to eat the tender stew. I use partially baked ficelles from Trader Joes, and finish baking them off at home. You can use whatever roll is your favorite. Toast your rolls in the oven, slice them open, sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese inside, and close the roll to let the cheese melt. Spoon in your leftover, reheated bouef bourguignon. The soft insides of the roll will absorb all of the most delicious juices, but the roll’s crisp exterior will hold everything together. The cheese, the tender meat, the flavorful carrots. I am making myself hungry again.
If you’re lucky enough to have any bouef bourguignon still remaining, put an egg on it! Boeuf bourguignon for breakfast is absolutely delightful. Toast a piece of bread until it is nice and crispy. Cook an egg over-easy. If you really want to knock your slippers off, spread some horseradish sauce on the bread. Then, spread the reheated boeuf bourguignon on the bread, breaking up any chunks of meat. Add the egg on top, and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. What a way to start the day!
For the boeuf bourguignon:
- Cubed stewing beef- 2 to 3 pounds
- Onion- 1
- Carrots- 2 to 3
- Garlic- 2 cloves
- Flour- 2 tablespoons
- Red wine- 3 cups
- Beef stock- varies
- Tomato paste- 1 tablespoon
- Thyme- 1/2 teaspoon
- Bay leaf- 1
For the sandwiches:
- Boeuf bourguignon
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
For the breakfast tartines:
- Boeuf bourguignon
- Horseradish sauce (optional)
- Salt and pepper
Sounds and looks awesome . I would make for dinner without the bread.
Can not wait to make it for me and my husband.
Can you recommend a good wine to go with it?
Whatever wine you use in the stew would be the perfect pair. A red wine from Burgundy would be parfait!
Trader Joe just opened in Sarasota. People are flocking there and buying in droves.
Now I can buy the items that you get there.
This recipe is a good way to have all your meals during the week. I can almost smell the flavors by the pictures.
That’s so exciting!
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