Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs
A hearty yet fancy French dish typically served with potatoes, noodles or rice. Recipe courtesy of Allrecipes.com. Posted for Zaar World Tour II.
- 3 cups Burgundy wine
- 2 tablespoons brandy
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 sprig fresh parsley
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 10 whole black peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 lbs cubed beef chuck roast
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1⁄4 lb bacon, cubed
- 2 onions, chopped
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can beef broth
- salt and pepper
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
- For marinade: In a large bowl, combine the wine, cognac, onions, carrots, parsley, bay leaf, garlic, peppercorns and salt. Mix well and add the cubed beef. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 days.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
- For Bourguignon: Strain the meat from the vegetables and marinade; reserve marinade. Dry meat with paper towels. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the meat and saute for 10 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Transfer meat to a separate medium bowl with a slotted spoon and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add the bacon and saute until lightly browned. Transfer the bacon to the bowl with the meat. Drain the skillet and return it to the heat. Pour a cup of marinade into the skillet to deglaze the skillet, scraping the bottom to loosen up all the little bits. Return this liquid to the reserved marinade.
- Heat the remaining oil in the skillet. Add the onion and carrot from the marinade, along with the additional onion that you've chopped, and saute for 5 minutes, or until tender. Transfer this mixture to the bowl with the meat and bacon, again using a slotted spoon, and return skillet to the heat. Add the flour to the skillet, combining with the oil and stir until well mixed and brown, about 2 minutes.
- Now add the tomato paste, garlic, beef broth, reserved marinade and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and whisk to remove any flour lumps. Add this to the meat and vegetable mixture. Place entire mixture into a 9x13 baking dish.
- Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 3 hours, stirring occasionally and adding water as needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- About 15 minutes before meat is done baking, melt butter in the skillet over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms and saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. When meat is done, add the mushrooms to the meat mixture, stir well and let sit for about 15 minutes.
This was the first time I've made this dish and it was very good. Loved the sauce over egg noodles. My kids weren't used to the taste but still liked it (not as much as DH and myself). Here's a tipfor using 1 less bowl: when the meat is bowned, instead of putting it in a bowl, put it directly into the 13 X9 inch Pyrex dish and then put the bacon in too on top of the beef and so you are saving the need for the bowl and then dumping it into the Pyrex. I would have liked the beef to have been more tender but not sure why it wasn't. It could have been the beef I used ((said for strew on the package). Nevertheless, it was great. Thanks for this and all the great recipes you've posted. Made in remembrance of Stacy who will be missed.
Mmmm - lovely version of the esteemed deceptively easy classic! I had to do w/o the cognac & actually doubled recipe - using "Twisted Zin" (oddly not a bad old vine variety - thanks Costco!). Next time I will marinade as directed but today I started with step 3 (frying bacon) & used the bacon grease to brown the chunks of bottom round roast. I was lazy & browned the flour & then tomato paste then the vegies (including big 1/4s of mushrooms). Added wine & beef base (skipped the water the beef broth gives & opted for more wine). 300 degrees for 3 hrs - Fab!! Will be freezing to feed myself as I am working from Christmas Day through New Year's Day -12+ hr shifts & no desire to cook but want to be pampered! Thank you Stacky5LRC for a wonderful recipe to tide me through a tough schedule _ Merry Christmas!