This is a recipe for a French stew, boeuf Bourguignon. It is quite time-consuming but is very easy to cook. This way, boeuf Bourguignon is a very good option for the beginners in cooking who want to serve a good meal. Make sure you have a good and deep braising pan.
Add some milk to the potatoes before you mash them.
You can add other vegetables, spices or herbs to stew as you want.
Add some flour to the stew if you think the structure is too thin.
Serve the boeuf with French bread.