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6 Delicious Complements to Serve with Beef Carbonnade

Beef carbonnade is a hearty, satisfying dish that is perfect for cold winter nights.

Unfortunately, it can be a bit heavy and leave you feeling stuffed.

So, if you’re looking for a light and refreshing side dish to pair with your beef carbonnade, look no further.

This post is for you.

We’ve rounded up our favourite side dishes that pair perfectly with beef carbonnade, and we’re sure you’ll love them.

– Fries

I love French fries, but I hate how unhealthy they are.

I’ve found a few ways to make them a little bit healthier, and I’m going to share them with you.

First, I cut the potatoes into fries.

Then, I put them in a bowl and cover them with water.

I let them soak for at least an hour, but I’ve left them in the fridge overnight before.

After they soak, I drain them and pat them dry with a towel.

I heat up a couple tablespoons of oil in a pan and put the potatoes in.

I cook them until they are golden brown, then I take them out and put them on a paper towel-lined plate.

I season them with salt and pepper, and that’s it! They’re delicious and much healthier than regular fries.

– Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a classic side dish for beef carbonnade.

They’re creamy and comforting, and they go perfectly with the rich, hearty stew.

You can add any number of flavorful ingredients to your mashed potatoes to give them a boost.

Try adding garlic, herbs, or cheese for a more sophisticated flavor.

Or, you can keep it simple and add just a bit of butter and salt and pepper for a classic, creamy side.

– Roasted vegetables

Roasted vegetables are a hearty side that pairs well with beef carbonnade.

The beef carbonnade is a slow-cooked beef stew that is full of flavor.

The roasted vegetables add a nice texture and flavor to the dish.

To make roasted vegetables, simply cut up your favorite vegetables into bite-sized pieces.

Place them in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil and your favorite spices.

Bake at 400 degrees until they are tender.

You can serve the roasted vegetables with the beef carbonnade over a bed of rice or potatoes.

You can also serve them on the side.

Either way, they are a delicious and healthy addition to the dish.

– Salad

Salads are a great way to increase your vegetable intake.

Unfortunately, many people have the same salad day in and day out, which can get boring.

If you find yourself in a salad rut, spice up your salad recipes by adding some new ingredients.

The following are six ideas for turning an ordinary salad into a extraordinary salad.

1. Add fruit.

A common addition to green salads, fruit can also be added to other types of salads to create a flavor explosion.

Try adding fresh berries to a spinach and goat cheese salad, or dried cranberries to a chicken and apple salad.

2. Nuts and seeds.

Nuts and seeds, such as walnuts, almonds, and pumpkin seeds, are a great addition to salads, as they add protein and healthy fats.

– Coleslaw

Typically, coleslaw is made with mayonnaise, but this one is dressed with a lighter mixture of yogurt, vinegar, and oil.

The cabbage, carrots, and onion are shredded ultrathin to provide a greater surface area for the dressing to cling to and to ensure a delicate, even texture.

This is the perfect accompaniment to the rich, warm flavors of beef carbonnade.

A food processor makes quick work of shredding the vegetables.

Use the shredding disk for the cabbage and carrots and the slicing disk for the onion.

This coleslaw can be made up to 1 day in advance.

Beef carbonnade with coleslaw


This lightened-up coleslaw is the perfect accompaniment to the rich, warm flavors of beef carbonnade.


If you’re looking for some delicious side dishes to serve with beef carbonnade, look no further! We’ve rounded up some of our favourite options, including fries, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, salad, and coleslaw.

These dishes are all easy to make and pair perfectly with the beef carbonnade.

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Emily W.

Emily Wong is an Asian-American food writer the founder of With nearly 8 years of experience, she has a passion for making cooking accessible to everyone and sharing her personal experiences with food. Emily's vision for is to create a community of food lovers who are passionate about cooking, eating, and sharing their experiences with others. Read my story
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