I honestly can’t recall the last time I made the boeuf bourguignon. It seems like such a fall and winter type of dinner. But hey, June gloom has officially hit Southern California so I have the perfect excuse to reach for Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking once again.
Our community was hosting an outdoor movie night in the park with some of LA’s most wanted food trucks (Sprinkles, Nom Nom, Ludo, Vizzi, Komodo, etc.) and free popcorn! We enjoyed the movie, grabbed some popcorn but still chose the boeuf bourguignon over food trucks for dinner. I served the entree with creamy garlic mashed potatoes. I find that the dish pairs best with a soft creamy starch like polenta or mashed potatoes instead of noodles, sauteed potatoes, or rice.
Here is the delicious healthy recipe I used for my creamy garlic mashed potatoes with 167 calories per serving:
Healthy Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- 1 medium russet potato (approx. 1 lb)
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
- 1/2 cup of nonfat milk
- 4 cloves of garlic (crushed)
- 1 ounce of grated Parmigiano Reggiano
- Peel and dice 1 medium russet potato.
- Place in a saucepan, add salt, and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and maintain a boil until the potato is tender (about 20 minutes).
- Heat the milk and garlic in a small saucepan over low heat until it is simmering. Remove from heat.
- Drain off water from potato saucepan and add milk-garlic mixture and cheese. Mash potatoes until all is well incorporated. Set aside for 5 minutes to let mixture thicken.