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Julia Child's Daube de Boeuf a la Provencale

Mastering the Art of French Cooking | Julia Child

Recipe 148

- Daube de Boeuf à la Provençale [Casserole of Beef with Garlic and Anchovy Sauce], p. 324

You can buy Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking which contains these recipes here.

You can watch me make this recipe for the first time on my YouTube channel here.

Butter Count: +0 TB

Cost: $48.60 [~$8.10 per serving]

Hey guys! I feel like I lose some of y’all when the title of the recipe has “anchovy” in it. I get it. Sometimes an extremely salty fish with a million tiny bones is not what I want to see laying on my food. But this one is different! I promise. This time the anchovy is mashed up with capers and garlic, and it is absolutely delightful.



This casserole is exactly the same as the last beef recipe, Daube de Boeuf, but topped with the garlic and anchovy sauce. This one is pretty good! It’s no boeuf bourguignon, but it’s made in about a quarter of the time so that’s understandable. I enjoyed this one a little bit more than the Daube de Boeuf without the anchovy sauce. That’s saying a lot because the addition of anchovies usually brings my rating down. All in all, if you want big flavor but do not feel like being in the kitchen all day then this is your recipe!


Julia Child Daube de Boeuf

Daube de Boeuf Julia Child

Casserole of Beef Julia Child

To read about the cooking process for the daube de boeuf, check out my previous blog. This one is 100% the same until the end. The above pictures show the beef marinating, the casserole before it goes into the oven, and the casserole right before the garlic and anchovy sauce is added.

Daube de Boeuf a la Provencale Julia Child

After the casserole has been in the oven for 2 ½ hours, it’s time to make the garlic and anchovy sauce. The anchovies are mashed together with capers until they form a paste. This was easier said than done. Those pesky little capers just wanted to roll instead of be smashed!

Garlic and Anchovy Sauce Julia Child

To the paste, wine vinegar, olive oil, mashed garlic, and minced parsley are added.

Beef Casserole Julia Child

The casserole is skimmed of fat, and the anchovy mixture is added. It is all returned to the oven until the meat is tender.

Casserole of Beef with Garlic and Anchovy Sauce Julia Child

Julia Child Daube de Boeuf a la Provencale

You can find these recipes and all the other Julia Child recipes I make in Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Bon appétit!

October 13, 2020 by Laura Bullock

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My name is Laura. I am a home cook, science junkie, Julia Child fan, daydreamer, beach lover, and major foodie. My goal is to document myself learning to cook, inspire you to cook, and share some great recipes with you along the way. I'm so glad you are here. Bon appétit! learn more →


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