On the recipe bucket list remains this item: Boeuf Bourguignon, the famous Julia Child recipe. It is a classic from the 1960’s, a French masterpiece of layered flavors and quality ingredients, requiring a formidable investment of time and energy, not to mention quite a chunk from the wallet. But it is apparently most swoon worthy, memorable and absolutely worthwhile. Maybe one day…..
However, meanwhile, there is this recipe. It is from a much less exotic ’60’s source, (a split level on a cul-de-sac to be specific,) and it is neither French, expensive or time consuming. This cheap, quick and American dish is called “Nanna’s beef stew” and although far from classic, it is still rich, beefy and very flavorful. It’s quick enough for a weeknight meal, freezes well if you double the recipe and is eminently kid friendly!