Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

posted by request,from fine cooking 3/07

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. heat oven to 325f.
  2. in a dutch oven heat oil and bacon, stirring until bacon is browned, remove to a plate.
  3. season beef with salt and pepper and cook in batches until browned on all sides, remove to plate.
  4. drain all but 1 tbs of drippings and add shallots, season with salt and pepper, cook until softened.
  5. add cognac and boil down.
  6. add tomato paste, garlic, herbes, stirring.
  7. add wine and liquid from tomatoes, bring to a boil. crush tomatoes by hand and add to pot, stirring.
  8. add zest and bacon to pot, add beef and carrots.
  9. lower to simmer, cover, and place in oven.
  10. cook 2-3 hours until beef is tender, stirring every 45 minutes.
  11. add parsley, serve.


Most Helpful

Very good! Followed another reviewer's tip of adding a bay leaf and some celery. Served over buttermilk mashed potatoes. Thank you for sharing!

CarlyJax May 21, 2012

We really liked this recipe, but I found it to be a bit acid due to the overwhelming tomato flavour. Next time I will omit the extra tomato paste because as I use a good quality Italian tinned tomato brand, the juice is more like a paste anyway. Thanks for posting this, I will be using it again.

JoyfulCook May 13, 2012

My daughter's new favorite. We all really enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us!!

septfair July 29, 2010

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