Beef Bourguignon

Serves 8

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Ingredients

Beef Bourguignon

  • 2 lb. 3 oz. stewing beef cut into large cubes
  • 5 oz. grapeseed oil (or substitute another neutral oil)
  • 1 each bouquet garni (fresh thyme, bay leaf, and parsley wrapped in a leek leaf with twine)
  • 4 each garlic cloves, crushed with skins on
  • 1 ¾ oz. all-purpose flour
  • 2 quarts dry Burgundy red wine
  • 17 oz. fond de veau (or substitute 34 oz. reduced veal/beef stock reduced by half)
  • 10 ½ oz pearl onions
  • 1 1/3 oz. butter
  • 1 oz. granulated sugar
  • 10 ½ oz. bacon, sliced crosswise
  • 8 ¾ oz. button mushrooms
  • salt and white pepper to taste

Instructions

Heat 3 ½ oz. of the grapeseed oil in a pot. Brown the beef cubes on all the sides. Lower the heat, and add the bouquet garni and the garlic cloves. Simmer a few minutes, then stir in the flour.

Pour in the red wine and the fond de veau. Season with the salt and white pepper. Skim, then lower the heat and simmer for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

Peel the onions and caramelize them in a pot with the butter, the sugar and ½ cup of water. Keep warm.

Rinse the mushrooms and cut them in half. Sauté them with the bacon and the remaining oil. Let them brown for 5 minutes, then add them to the onions.

When the stew meat is cooked and very tender, remove the meat and set aside on a serving platter. To the pot of cooking liquid, add the onions, mushrooms, and bacon with their juices and simmer for a few minutes. Correct the seasoning and cover the meat with the sauce.

Serve very hot with pasta or steamed potato.

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