I have just finished watching Julie and Julia and I have decided that next weekend I am going to make BOEUF BOURGUIGNON for my husband, older brother. Julia Child’s famous recipe for beef and red wine stew with pearl onions and sauteed mushrooms. Give it a try on a winter’s weekend. But I had come this far on my Boeuf Bourguignon, so I continued my assembly — I was using Julia Child’s recipe here — which required cooking the mushrooms.

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When a recipe is this good, there’s no need to rush. Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon is a classic for a reason, and you’ll see and taste why. Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon. Prep 45 min Total chid hr 0 min Servings 4. By Bev Cooks March 7, Simmer bacon lardons in 4 cups water for 10 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Remove with a recile spoon and set aside. Dry the beef in paper towels for better browning.

In batches, sear the beef on all sides in the Dutch oven. Set aside with the bacon. If there’s any excess fat, drain. Add the bacon and beef back to the pot. Sprinkle chiild flour and toss once more. Place in the center of the oven for 4 minutes.

How to Cook Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon

Remove pot from oven; toss beef and place back in the oven for 4 more minutes. To the pot add the wine and stock. The liquid should barely cover the meat and vegetables.

Add the tomato paste, garlic and thyme. Bring to a light simmer on the stove, then cover and simmer in the lower part of the oven for 3 to 4 hours, or until the meat is easily pierced.

Add the pearl onions and toss around bourguivnon the fat until they’ve browned, 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the onions for about 40 minutes, until the liquid has evaporated and the onions are tender. Remove the onions and set aside. Discard the herb bouquet and wipe out the skillet. Add the remaining butter and oil and bring to a medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes, shaking the pan to coat with the butter. Place a colander over a large pot.

Drain the beef stew through the colander and into the pot. Place the pot with the sauce over a medium heat and simmer for about 5 minutes, skimming any fat on top. Pour the beef and bourguignno back into the dutch oven. Add the pearl onions and mushrooms to the pot. Pour the sauce over the beef mix and simmer an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve with potatoes, rice or noodles. More About This Recipe.


If you’ve always wanted to make Julia Child’s beef bourguignon but never had the guts, then we’re here to help. You’ve read the book and watched the movie, so the only thing that’s left is to master her classic dish.

Boeuf Bourguignon a La Julia Child

In all honesty, this will take some time. But, it’s totally worth it. So, here it is! While the stew simmers, pour yourself a few glasses of red wine, and watch Julie and Julia. Tighten your apron strings. This one is a doozie. Now, this is important. Pat your meat dry! Bourguignkn else it won’t brown. When you’re searing the meat you may have to do it in batches.

Beef Bourguignon (Julia Child Recipe) – Cafe Delites

When you brown the pearl onions in some butter with some beef stock and herbs, it will take a good while. It’s why it tastes so good.

Garnish your gorgeous masterpiece with parsley and serve with potatoes. Grilled Beef Bourguignon Kabobs. Julia Child’s Stuffed Duck. Deep Fried Burger Bites. Grilled Bourbon Bacon Burgers. Slow-Cooker Irish Beef Stew. Have made this numerous times and could make this in my sleep. Very good recipe but follow the directions and do not skip a step. Perfect for a cold lazy weekend when you have time to devote to this with lots of time to spare watching movies, reading or crafting.

My group needed lots more garlic and I love carrots, so I toss more in. Wonderful over creamy garlic mashed potatoes. Serve a crisp salad with a nice balsamic dressing and a glass of wine or prosecco or sparkling water for those that do not want or cant have alcohol or for the children.

Just hope for leftovers as it is even better the next day. This is an incredible dish! But, I need some clarification.

Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon Recipe –

The amount of liquid the recipe calls for always covers the meat and vegetables. In the end it cooks down quite a bit, but I wonder if this happens to anyone else.


Yes it does, just dont let it run dry. If it does, your oven might be running hot. You can calibrate it easily by reading your owners manual or looking up on the manufacturers website. Google and there are lots of sites and You Tube videos to walk you through the process. Though time consuming this recipe was excellent! I actually did not have any beef stock on hand and ended up using chicken broth and it still came out great.

We loved every bite of it!!! Dipping a really good quality bread in the broth makes it even better Even using Julia Child herself as a guide will produce different results however the end product is proper tasty which ever way you do it. Here is a video of Julia Child making this recipie.

I use Julia Child’s actual recipe, not this one. And use pancetta, not bacon; I also use sirloin tip, not beef chuck. Just like Hotpep, I have Julia’s original recipe – this is a pared down version for the masses but still excellent. What size dutch oven would you need for this recipe? I want to be sure mine won’t be too small What cut of beef did you use? The pkgs of stew meat look so fatty and gross.

Did you cut the pieces yourself? I bought a sirloin tip roast, and cut the pieces myself, getting rid of the excess fat. You do want some fat, or it won’t have taste. What most supermarkets sell as stew meat is gross, I wouldn’t feed it to animals. I purchase a sirloin roast one time I made on a fluke on a camping trip with cut up porterhouse steaksand cut the meat myself. Bev, the ingredients call for a crumbled bay leaf, but I don’t see where you use it in the actual directions Actually the recipe I’m using is straight from Mastering The Arts of French Cooking which uses both bacon and carrots.

Perhaps you saw a different version on TV. I love those old black and white episodes!