beef bourguignon serving suggestions

Hi, I am looking for some ideas to make with beef bourguignon for Sunday family dinner for 20 people. Potatoes? egg noodles?

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  • March 10, 2017
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soupcon
soupcon March 10, 2017

potatoes boulangères

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PHIL
PHIL March 10, 2017

That is something I haven't made. Sounds easy to do also thanks.

Nancy
Nancy March 10, 2017

To start, honor a drink from the region by making a batch of kir (with white wine from the Aligote grape) or kir royale (champagne).
On starch, I have seen & heard all (potatoes, rice, wide egg noodles) being served. You could pick one you know is a family favorite or, with such a big group, make two or even three so people have a choice.

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PHIL
PHIL March 10, 2017

Alcohol is always a good place to start!

Stephanie G
Stephanie G March 10, 2017

I think egg noodles are required! Maybe Caesar salad? I would keep it simple on yourself since you are serving 20.

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PHIL
PHIL March 10, 2017

We are a big family so cooking for 15+ is the norm. I do like egg noodles, classic and simple

cranberry
cranberry March 10, 2017

I would make a green salad with a vinaigrette dressing to cut the richness of the stew. I would also skew toward potatoes or rice, which can sit for a bit if the dinner timing is off, or if people want seconds. (My preference would be for potatoes.) Noodles are more difficult to manage, IMO.

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PHIL
PHIL March 10, 2017

Thanks I agree on the salad, that is a must. I like soupcon's idea on potatoes boulangeres. also thinking about domino potatoes.

PieceOfLayerCake
PieceOfLayerCake March 10, 2017

I love to serve creamy polenta under any long-braised meats. One with lots of cheese, butter and cracked pepper. One of my absolute go to dinner party meals is braised short ribs, creamy polenta and something pickled/acidic as an accompaniment. I made a homemade giardinera with cauliflower, cubanelle peppers, rainbow carrots, and celery once, it cut the fat very nicely.

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ktr
ktr March 10, 2017

We eat it with rice normally.

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PHIL
PHIL March 13, 2017

thanks all for the input, the meal was a success, nice vinegary salad, and domino potatoes. I made too much though (as usual), Has anyone froze beef bourguignon ? Does it fall apart when you defrost it?

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ChefJune
ChefJune March 13, 2017

You should be able to freeze it with great success.

ChefJune
ChefJune March 13, 2017

In Burgundy (Bourgogne) most folks serve it with nouilles -- noodles!

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