I made this dish last night with a few changes and it was great. Instead of pearl onions, I just sliced half of a large yellow onion. I also added garlic and green pepper. I did use a decent burgundy for the sauce. It took longer to evaporate than the directions said. I served the bourguignon over egg noodles, and both my boyfriend and I loved it. It's a great quick substitute for making the real thing, which takes hours. I think French green beans and carrots sliced thinly lengthwise would be a great addition to get some veggies in and make it a one dish meal.