Burgundy Pot Roast
Julia Child herself introduced classic boeuf bourguignon to America. We wanted to translate the flavors of her stew into a faster, easier holiday pot roast.
Why This Recipe Works
For a boeuf bourguignon–inspired pot roast, we enhance a simple chuck-eye roast with a silky red wine sauce and buttery vegetable garnish. Removing fat from the meat before cooking staves off greasy sauce, and cutting the roast into two smaller portions gives more surface area for browning. Oven-braising turns this inexpensive cut into a fork-tender holiday roast. Cooking the pearl onions and button mushrooms separately helps them retain their flavor, and fresh parsley brightens them up even more.