Boeuf Bourguignon: Epcot Food & Wine Festival Recipe

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Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival is our favorite event at the park.  Every year from September to November each country at Epcot’s World Showcase puts up a booth and offers you different food selections from countries around the world. One dish we have every year, multiple times, is the Boeuf Bourguignon from France.  It is our favorite beef dish hands down because it is so juicy and the meat is so tender.  And when I say we, I really mean Chris.  He chows down on the beef dish like he won’t be seeing it for another year.  Oh wait….Me, on the other hand, I am all about that delicious creme brûlée.  We end up circling around and eating at France a lot…

Beef Bourguignon
Eating in France with a great view of the Eiffel Tower! Beef Bourguignon, La Passion Martini Slush, and a Caramel Creme Brulee.

Before I can go on I feel like I should admit something.  Can I take a second to let y’all know that I am not a fan of beef?  First of all, I hate touching raw meet.  It grosses me out and the gooey feeling you get when touching the beef gives me a serious case of the willies.  I also think that when it’s done cooking and the meat is so tender it just falls apart it looks like a thousand worms squirming around on my plate.  I’m serious.  Have you ever seen the episodes of Survivor where Jeff makes them eat slimy and disgusting things to win a challenge?  Beef is my version of that hell.

Let’s be honest here though, if I don’t have to prepare beef dishes I’m completely okay with eating it. It’s weird, I know.

But, because it was Chris’s birthday on Friday and he loves this dish so much he asked if I would make it for him.  How could I say no?  Luckily the recipe was very easy to find, thank you Disney Parks Food Blog!  I thought it was going to be a complex recipe but it was fairly simple.  You only need to let it marinade overnight and then cook for a few hours the next day.  So easy!  And, it made Chris happy so it was worth it.

The dish came out delicious.  We had a little bit for leftovers the next day and it was still amazing.  The only thing I would do differently next time would be to thicken up the sauce before I served it, because it was a bit runny.  Other than that though, this dish tasted exactly like it does at Epcot, so I’m calling it a win!

Beef Bourguignon

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24 Comments

    1. Thank you! The Food and Wine Festival is our favorite thing to do at Epcot! haha The food there is so good. Thank you for stopping by!

  1. This sounds delicious! I am also not a huge beef fan– during my second pregnancy, I grew a great aversion to the smell of beef cooking. Funny thing is- like you- I enjoy eating it, so long as I don’t have to cook it! lol

    1. haha I’m glad I’m not the only one! I wasn’t a huge beef fan growing up either so I try to cook with it as little as possible. My husband though, he loves it. It can be a little challenging at times. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!

  2. That looks delicious. And I don’t think its weird at all that you don’t like to touch raw meat…I don’t either. I have to wash my hands about a gazillion times after. Same thing with egg. I hate touching egg too. And of course I have no problem eating either. Can’t wait to try your recipe!

    1. Yes! I have to wash my hands a gazillion times as well! It seems (to me at least) that the slimy feeling is so hard to get off. Ugh…gross. haha I’m not a fan of egg either but as long as I don’t get it on me I’m fine. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  3. After seeing the movie Julie & Julia, I had to make beef bourguignon. It’s such a yummy dish. I would love to go to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival. It sounds amazing. I don’t think we’ve ever been there while it was going on.

    1. My husband and his co-worker looked up her recipe for it and said it was much more complicated. I am so not good at following directions on recipes because I get distracted so I’m thankful this one was fairly simple. haha The Food and Wine Festival is so fun! I highly recommend it if you’ve never been.

    1. I don’t either. This was actually my first time and I was fairly nervous about it because I wasn’t sure if it would alter the taste. Luckily the wine I got did fine. haha

    1. They are definitely a must-do! We’ve only been to the one at Disney but it is a blast and it is so fun to eat things from different countries that I probably wouldn’t try in any other situation. I hope you get to go to one someday!

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