boeuf bourguignon

[ bœf boor-gee-nyawn ]
/ bœf bur giˈnyɔ̃ /
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noun French Cooking.
beef cubes cooked in red wine with mushrooms, onions, and bacon.
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Also called boeuf à la bour·gui·gnonne [bœfalaboor-gee-nyawn]. /bœf a la bur giˈnyɔn/.

Origin of boeuf bourguignon

<French: literally, Burgundian beef; see bourguignon

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What is boeuf bourguignon?

Boeuf bourguignon is a French dish that most commonly includes cubed beef, red wine, mushrooms, onions, and bacon.

Boeuf bourguignon, also known as beef Burgundy, is a stew believed to have originated in France’s Burgundy region. The classic recipe is to sear stew beef and bacon and then simmer them in red wine with mushrooms and onions for several hours.

Some popular variations for boeuf bourguignon include using pork belly or pancetta instead of bacon, adding carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, rice, or noodles, and seasoning with garlic, thyme, bay leaves, or parsley.

Example: Every time I visit France, I try to get boeuf bourguignon at least once.

Where does boeuf bourguignon come from?

The first records of the term boeuf bourguignon come from around the 1910s.

It is a French term meaning “Burgundian beef.” In this phrase, Burgundian refers to a Burgundy sauce, a sauce made with red wine.

France’s Burgundy region is known for its cattle farms and vineyards, which may be why boeuf bourguignon combines these two ingredients. The global popularity of the dish is attributed to the 1961 cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. The dish regained some popularity when the 2009 film Julie & Julia featured boeuf bourguignon prominently on screen.

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What are some other forms related to boeuf bourguignon?

  • boeuf à la bourguignonne (noun)

What are some synonyms for boeuf bourguignon?

  • beef burgundy (noun)
  • burgundy beef (noun)

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How is boeuf bourguignon used in real life?

Boeuf bourguignon is a popular traditional French dish that many people outside of France make or eat.


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  • As is the case with most famous dishes, there are more ways than one to arrive at a good boeuf bourguignon.

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British Dictionary definitions for boeuf bourguignon

boeuf bourguignon
/ (French bœf burɡiɲɔ̃) /

a casserole of beef, vegetables, herbs, etc, cooked in red wineAlso called: boeuf à la bourguignonne

Word Origin for boeuf bourguignon

French: Burgundy beef
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