I’m always thankful and amazed to see the number of people from all over the country and around the world who stop by and visit here. Most of my food would be considered “Southern Cooking” and sometimes I wonder if my readers know what I mean by that, so today I’d like to take a moment to explain and share my Beef Burgundy recipe as an example.
Southern cooking is a style all it’s own. Sometimes we refer to it as “comfort food” because eating it makes you feel like you’re being wrapped in a big ol’ comfy quilt, probably off your grandma’s bed.
If you aren’t sure whether a dish is Southern food or not, there are few questions you can ask yourself…
1. Is there a special memory or story that goes with it?
2. Has the recipe been passed down for generations?
Is it healthy? Does it taste good?
4. Is it fried, swimming in gravy..or BOTH?
5. Does it contains one or both of the two most popular Southern pantry staples….Cream of “something” Soup and Onion Soup Mix?
Let’s see how well Beef Burgundy does…
I got the recipe from a friend who was the librarian at the first school I taught at. The teachers and staff had microwave privileges and she brought some for lunch. She let me try a bite and I knew I had to have the recipe. It’s been in my recipe book for well over twenty years now. I don’t know whether it had been passed down to her by her mom but I know it’s already in my daughter’s cookbook.
It probably wouldn’t be considered “healthy” and I don’t know if it’s on any of these new diets…you know, Paleo, organic, clean eating etc. but two things I do know, it tastes and smells AMAZING and if you make it, you WILL love it!!
The meat is browned, cooked for a long time, and swimming in gravy made from…Cream of Mushroom soup and Onion Soup Mix!
Yes, this is a true Southern Comfort food!
Here’s the Recipe:
*Original recipe is for oven but pictures are from my crock pot version. See printable below for both instructions*
2 lbs round steak (although I have used anything from pot roast to stew beef)
4 Tbsp butter
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 small can mushrooms
1 cup burgundy or red wine (cooking wine can be used)
1 1/4 cups water
Cut meat into bite sized pieces
Over medium heat, in dutch oven brown meat in butter
In separate bowl, mix all other ingredients
Pour over meat, in Dutch oven and bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours or transfer to crock pot and cook on high 4-5 hrs or low 6-8
I almost forgot!
Southern Comfort Food is best served with rice and Homemade Biscuits…
so you can eat more gravy!
- 2 lbs round steak (although I have used anything from pot roast to stew beef)
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1 envelope onion soup mix
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 small can mushrooms
- 1 cup burgundy or red wine (cooking wine can be used)
- 1 1/4 cups water
- Cut meat into bite sized pieces
- Over medium heat, in dutch oven brown meat in butter
- In separate bowl mix all other ingredients
- Pour over meat, in Dutch oven and bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours
- Brown beef in butter (optional)
- If you choose not to brown beef, omit butter from recipe
- Combine all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low 6-8 hrs or high 3-4