I am one who enjoys a good bottle of wine. Whether it is with my husband, friends and family, or if it is used to cook with. I find that adding wine to a meal can make all the difference, from pairing with the right foods, to adding it to the recipe to give it that taste the dish is needing. In fact, adding wines to dishes is something I grew up with. I can remember some of my favorite dishes having wine added to the recipe, and those recipes are something I still enjoy cooking and serving to my own family. Recently I was sent a bottle of the Gallo Family Vineyards Hearty Burgundy to review. When I first got the bottle, and I tasted the burgundy, one particular recipe came to mind.
The recipe is one that my grandma used to make quite often, and since her passing years ago, my mom took on the role of preparing the same recipe, just as my grandmother made it. It was not until a few years ago, that I had decided that I would give the recipe a shot and try making it for my own family. The recipe is what we call, "Grandma's Beef Burgundy". This is a recipe that takes a lot of preparation, time and most of all, love! With that being said, the end result is amazing, it is one that has its own unique taste and quality to, and I found that adding the Gallo Family Vineyards Hearty Burgundy to the recipe, gave it that robust flavor that I can remember from when my own grandma made it.
Grandma’s Beef Burgundy Recipe
Crisp 6 strips of bacon in skillet
Remove bacon and brown 2lbs. chuck in the bacon grease (cut-up stew meat)
Put beef in crock pot
Brown 1 large carrot peeled and sliced and 1 large yellow onion in bacon grease
Add 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
Add 3 tablespoons of flour
Add 10 oz can beef broth
Mix and dump all in pot over beef and add crumbled bacon
Add 1 1/2 cups burgundy,
1 tablespoon tomato paste,
2 cloves minced garlic
1 whole bay leaf
½ teaspoon thyme
Quarter ½ lb (2 small or 1 large) white onions
Cook on low for 8-10 hours
1 hour before serving sauté and add1 lb sliced mushrooms
Thicken if necessary
Serve over large egg noodles
In the past, we have used different burgundies for this recipe, but it was not until I had used the Hearty Burgundy from the Gallo Family Vineyards, that I got that authentic taste that I can remember from the days when my grandma used to make this dish. We found that the burgundy can make all the difference. I also found, that serving a glass of the Gallo Family Vineyards Hearty Burgundy right before serving the food, made the whole experience of the dish really amazing! So if you are wanting to create a dish for your next dinner party, or even for a night in for your family, that will really make a great impression, then make Grandma's Beef Burgundy and be sure to use the Gallo Family Vineyards Hearty Burgundy to ensure you get the full flavor that the recipe was intended for!
This post is sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards: Hearty Burgundy and Mom It Forward Blogger Network. I was compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.