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The Best Recipes in the World; Mark Bittman. Reportedly a specialty of southwestern France. He recommends using Montbazillac, a good Sauterne ,or Barzac. The sauce is described as “nicely but not cloyingly sweet”. Recommended to serve over buttered noodles.
- Add 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over med-high heat; wait a minute or so and when the oil is hot, add the beef.
- Brown the beef well on both sides, about 10 minutes, adjusting heat so the meat browns but does not burn.
- Sprinkle the meat with salt and pepper as it browns.
- Transfer meat to a plate; decrease heat to medium.
- Add the remaining oil and vegetables to the skillet; stir once, then cover.
- Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the onions are browned, dry, and almost sticking to the pan.
- Uncover, then add the wine and stir.
- Add in the meat and cover again.
- Adjust the heat so the mixture simmers steadily but not violently and cook until the meat is tender (this may be as short as 90 minutes or as long as 3 hours).
- Transfer meat to a cutting board; let it rest for a couple of minutes.
- Taste and adjust the sauce seasoning; you should be able to taste the pepper.
- If the mixture is very thin (unlikely), boil it down for a few minutes, as needed.
- Carve the meat and serve it with the sauce spooned over it.