Thursday, February 11, 2010

Foodie Friday ~ Just like Julia!

I was so excited to find this recipe in the January/February 2010 Weight Watchers magazine.

So if you haven't........get inspired!
First, you have to have a glass of RED wine. It just kind of goes with the recipe:)

Then how about a nice healthy salad.

Yes, you guessed it........Boeuf Bourguignon!
The original: 17 points value
Weight Watchers remake: 8 points value
Boeuf Bourguignon
2 lbs bottom round roast, trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (14 1/2-oz) can low-sodium beef broth
1 cup red wine
1 (16-oz) package frozen pearl onions (I couldn't find the frozen ones so I used the ones in a jar)
1 (10-oz) package cremini mushrooms (Didn't have mushrooms and I made this Tuesday when we had all the snow so I used parsnips)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound carrots, thickly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Toss beef ad flour in medium bowl until evenly coated. Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef, in batches if necessary, and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer to medium bowl with slotted spoon.

Add broth, wine, onions, mushroom (parsnips), tomato paste, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, salt, and pepper, bring to boil, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pot. *Stir in carrots. Cover and simmer until beef and vegetables are fork-tender, about 30 minutes. Serve, sprinkled with parsley. *Instead of cooking on the stove, I place pearl onions, carrots, parsnips on the bottom of my crock pot and then added the cooked meat and topped it with the cooked wine juice from the pan. I cooked it on low for 6 hours.

Still have room for dessert.......how about sliced bananas with chocolate sauce and whipped cream, with just a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Bon Appetit!
~ Happy Valentine's Day ~
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16 comments:

Allie and Pattie said...

Looks wonderful! I have a client on WW-I'll pass along this recipe for sure!
xoxo Pattie

Haden News said...

Looks like it turned out great! I love that it only has 8 points!! Hope you are able to get out of the house this weekend! Happy Valentine's Day.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I saw this in the magazine and I wondered how it was. I'm glad to see it looks so good.

Sue

Michael Lee West said...

Thank you so much for this recipe. I have been wanting to cook BB--and it's BB Lite. How great is that?! Hope you have a delicious Valentine's Day.
XX00

ButterYum said...

Oh my... I could really go for a bowl of each!

Btw, is that Cristina Ferrare on the cover of that magazine?

Karen said...

The Boeuf Bourguignon recipe sounds delicious. And thanks to seeing "Julie or Julia" (or is it the other way around?lol) I know how to pronounce it. ;-)
Hope to try this soon. What a wonderful menu.
Thanks!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This looks SO good! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Foodie Friday and Valentine's Day...

XO,

Sheila :-)

heartnsoulcooking said...

WONDERFUL!!! recipe and the dessert is so EASY!!! but BEST!!! of all YUMMY!!!

Geri

21st Century Housewife© said...

Super recipes - I especially like the dessert - delicious, easy and good for you too :)

SnoWhite said...

Looks wonderful! I just made her famous dish in the crockpot and served it over rice... wow! Thanks for the easy and simple dessert recipe too.

Mrs. P. said...

What a wonderful meal!! I love those recipe makeovers.

Blessings!
Gail

Shellbelle said...

Great post, I've seen a number of bloggers out there on WW and this would be great for them and a healthy version for others.

I don't eat beef, but it looks like I could easily substitute boneless chicken thighs for this. Sounds yummy to me!

Happy Valentine's Day Judy!

Sherry said...

That looks fantastic and it's healthy!

Joyce said...

8 points is amazing! I am going to pass this along to my daughter so that she can make this for us since we are both watching out points lately.
Joyce

Shelia said...

Oh, this looks so delicious and great to know it's healthy too! Thanks for sharing this and thank you for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

honeysuckle said...

This does sound delicious! Will we look like the cover girl when we are through, too? Have a great day.