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.

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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.

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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

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