Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
I can't remember were I found this recipe, but it tastes fantastic. It's one of those dishes where the results far surpass the effort you put into it. I've found that a covered wok is perfect to fix this is.
- 1⁄2 lb mushroom
- 12 white pearl onions
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄4 lb bacon, chopped
- 1 lb beef, cubed
- 1 tablespoon white flour
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup Burgundy wine (or other rich red wine, I've used Bordeaux with good results)
- 3⁄4 cup stock
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1⁄4 teaspoon thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- noodles (I like Ream's Egg Noodles, they're in the freezer section)
- Saute the mushrooms and onions in the butter and remove from the skillet.
- Fry the bacon in the skillet and remove.
- Brown the beef in the bacon fat.
- Return mushrooms and onions to the pan and add flour.
- Add wine, stock, garlic, thyme and bay leaf.
- Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare noodles according to package directions.
- Add the bacon to the beef mixture and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Remove the bay leaf.
- Serve over noodles with crusty French bread.
- Since you've already got the wine open, I think a nice Burgandy would complement this meal.
This was a great recipe-apart from the prep time being much less than the 1 hr 15 minutes listed above. I think it took me about 20 minutes to get this simmering (stage 4). I found it easy, tasty, and we all enjoyed it on a cold night. I quartered the mushrooms, crushed the garlic, and used 3/4 cup of wine, and fresh lemon thyme. I also threw in some small sweet carrots we bought locally.
Wonderful meal. I made as written and will make again soon. DH had three helping and finished it off. I started it early in the day, had to leave so just brought it to simmer again and let it go. I cooked mine for 45 min. and it was perfectly tender for the chuck roast I used. May just add gr. beef to the left over sauce for a quick lunch.
delicious! worked well in the wok. i left out the butter, which i know would have made it taste heaps better but gotta watch them calories. had it with a simple soda bread and it was a really good simple meal. used rump steak (it was on special and cheaper than stewing steak) so that obviously helped! also threw in some carrots and celery. thanks for the recipe.