Here are some easy beef recipes, including stews and casseroles, that will have you serving up a delicious French dinner with little effort. Each one is a classic French beef recipe that is often served for family meals. To add more French style to your meal don't forget a bottle of good red wine
and a loaf of French bread.
Everyone's heard of beef bourguignon or burgundy beef stew, but did you know that it is very simple to make? Stew
beef is slowly simmered in red wine and sauteed mushrooms are added later on in the cooking. The meat in this
becomes more and more tender as you cook it, so allow plenty of time for it to cook before you serve. Your whole house will fill with a divine
smell, enticing everyone to the table.
Daube is a slow cooked French stew that was traditionally made in a special cooking vessel called a daubière. You can make it in a Dutch oven though with good results. Stew beef first marinates in red wine spiked with cloves, carrots, and
onions. The next day it is cooked on the stove top and baked in the oven with the addition of orange zest and black olives. This is a good recipe for a long weekend.
Braising beef is a wonderful way to soften up less expensive cuts of meat. In this traditional French dish, called boeuf aux carottes, stew beef is slowly simmered with carrots. The flavor and sweetness of carrots gradually infuses the beef
and the result is a delicious meal for next to no effort.
What could typify French comfort food better then hachis Parmentier? By using instant mashed potatoes, this
becomes a dish that can be quickly prepared for a week night meal. There is a fun story that goes with this recipe
that you can entertain your family with at the dinner table.
This very popular French pepper steak comes with a wonderfully tasty sauce made from Cognac and cream. At the same time, learn a few tips for pan frying steaks that might make the job a little easier for you.
Here's a great resource for easy beef recipes such as this cabbage casserole, as well as many other types of casseroles. The recipes
on All Casseroles are easy and quick to put together and will have you serving dinner in no time.