Total Time
4hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This recipe was given to me by a friend who had his own restaurant. I am convinced he got it from Julia Child! It is a favorite of all the members of my family, and wonderful to serve in the cold months of Winter. We have it with noodles and peas. If there is any left over, it is even better the next day!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Brown all Beef cubes in butter in a large Dutch oven, a few at a time.
  2. Do not crowd.
  3. In a small saucepan heat 1/4 cup of the Brandy until the vapors rise.
  4. Ignite and pour over the Beef.
  5. When the flames die, remove the beef and set aside.
  6. Add butter to Dutch oven and brown Onions over low heat.
  7. Add mushrooms and continue cooking, about 3 minutes.
  8. Remove Dutch oven from the heat.
  9. Stir in flour or starch, meat paste or cubes, and tomato paste.
  10. Blend well.
  11. Stir in Burgundy, Sherry, and Port.
  12. Bring just to boiling.
  13. Remove from heat and add Beef, Pepper, and Bay leaf.
  14. Bake, covered 300 degrees F for 3 to 4 hours.
  15. Add more Burgundy if mixture becomes too dry.
  16. Just before serving, again, flame 1/4 cup Brandy and pour over mixture.
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If you hate wine like I do, do not try it.