Beef Burgundy: Sometimes I crave red meat

Whenever I’m scheduled to go home, my mom always asks me to think about what I would like her to make me for a special meal (I know, I’m spoiled!). Well, as soon as she asked me this question a few weeks ago, I immediately responded with: Beef Burgundy. Sort of a strange request, right? I don’t know why I was craving it, but I was totally in the mood for red meat and hadn’t had beef burgundy in a while so I thought it was a great idea.

Lucky for me, my parents always have every type of meat imaginable in their freezer, so this wasn’t a problem at all! And, for once, I sat back and let my mom do all the cooking. I drank bubbly and blogged, while chatting with her and keeping her company in the kitchen.


I forget the name of the cookbook that she used for the recipe, but I did take a picture of the recipe and instructions since I thought it was good enough to share.

IMG_5525 IMG_5526

Instead of using egg noodles, I requested that we use potatoes from my dad’s garden and make garlic mashed potatoes (my fav!). We also baked broccoli and had steamed carrots and parsnips.

IMG_5459 IMG_5461 IMG_5466 IMG_5467

This meal was absolutely delicious and I’d love to say it was easy, but I have no idea how easy or hard it was to make since mom did everything 😉 Sometimes there’s just nothing better than having wine and a nice meal on a Sunday night, especially when you know you aren’t going into the office the next day 🙂


Thanks for making such a nice meal for me, mom! B2B readers- if you’re looking for a change up to your normal meal rotation, I highly suggest adding this!

Questions for you: If someone offers to make you dinner, what do you usually request? What’s your idea of a perfect dinner? Red meat- fan or not?

6 thoughts on “Beef Burgundy: Sometimes I crave red meat

  1. Mary says:

    That looks amazing! I love going home and having my mom cook a requested dinner and drinking wine and chatting while she does it! A random favorite of mine, coq au vin with risotto! Heaven!

  2. Kim says:

    That looks really good – we love red meat!!!
    I can’t remember the last time someone has asked me what I want and then cooked it. My husband makes dinner sometimes but he usually just picks something and makes it.

  3. suzanne gagnon says:

    Hi Nick,
    Thanks so much for the wonderul review of our “Beef Burgandy” meal–it was a “labor of love”. The recipe came from a low-fat cookbook that uses wine in every recipe-can’t go wrong there! By the way, next time you come home, I’m going to make “Coq au vin”–thanks, Mary! I used to make this in my single days on the Canadian border–great crowd pleaser in that frigid area. Mom

Share your comments!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s