Beef tips and caramelized onions are baked and topped with cheese toast. This recipe is a cross between French Onion Soup and beef stew, only better. Recipe is from Paula Deen's magazine.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 lbs sirloin tip roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans beef consomme
- 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1⁄2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 0.5 (14 ounce) package French bread, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices and toasted
- 1 1⁄2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- fresh thyme, for garnish
- In large Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper.
- Brown roast, in batches, for 3-4 minutes per side; remove from pan and set aside.
- In the same Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat.
- Add onions, and cook, stirring frequently, for 15-20 minutes, or until onions are tender.
- Increase heat to medium-high, and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, or until onions are caramel colored.
- Stir in garlic and flour, and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
- Add roast, consomme, broth, Worcestershire, bay leaves and thyme.
- Simmer, stirring occasionally, uncovered, for 1 hour.
- Stir in cream, and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
- Discard bay leaves.
- Preheat broiler.
- Lightly grease a 13x9-inch baking dish.
- Spoon roast mixture into prepared baking dish.
- Place toasted French bread slices evenly over roast.
- Sprinkle with cheese.
- Broil, 5 inches from heat, for 3-4 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
- Garnish with fresh thyme, if desired.
- Serve immediately.
This was really good!!! My husband told me 2 or 3 times that he liked it. The worcestershire sauce adds a delicious richness in this dish. Be sure to keep a watchful eye on this when it is under the broiler, it could get a little darker then you want. I can't wait to make this again for guest someday. I know they will flip over the flavor. Made for *Gimme 5 Recipe Tag 2009* game
This is a nice change of pace from the typical beef-stew-style meals. It seems to be the perfect blend of ingredients. I was disappointed, though, that the onions really didn't carmelize as I had hoped, so it did not have quite the appearance of French Onion Soup. It was still quite tasty, though! Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag Game.