Originally Posted by Bigjim68
If this is correct, and I wanted an alcohol free dish, I would not even try to make a wine sauce by substituting something else for the wine.
The alcohol NEVER completely cooks out. There will always be some residue, which could be enough to throw a recovering Alcoholic off the wagon.
I don't know about you, but I couldn't live with myself if I were in any way responsible for that.
Your resulting dish may be a bit different, but there is no reason it cannot be delicious.
OTOH, I never prepare Boeuf Bourguignon for my brother in law, who is 15 years sober. There are too many delicious beef stews that don't have wine in the title, and don't have wine as a necessary ingredient.
For the OP, who is responsible for a bunch of minors on this camping trip, I would not get close to anything alcoholic. Way too many risks involved.