French Beef Stew

READY IN: 1hr 55mins
Recipe by JackieOhNo

From "International Beef Stews", Good Food Magazine, November 1986. Round this out with a nice Burgundy. Good enough for company!

Top Review by LilPinkieJ

This was very good. It had a robust flavor, but we thought everything took away from the flavor of the beef itself a bit. It was still very good. I served it with buttered egg noodles. I would make again, but I'd leave the carrots out because carrots are yucky. I'd also add some mushrooms. Made and Reviewed for PRMR - Thanks! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper, then dredge with flour.
  3. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Saute beef in batches in oil until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes each batch. Transfer meat to plate, using slotted spoon.
  4. Add shallots to oil and saute, stirring frequently, over medium heat until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Add to beef.
  5. Increase heat to medium-high; add Cognac to pan and cook 30 seconds. Pour in wine and broth, heat to boiling, and boil 3 minutes. Stir in beef, shallots, and carrots. Bake covered until beef is tender, about 1-1/4 hours. (Timing varies depending on quality and cut of beef.).
  6. Transfer beef, shallots, and carrots with slotted spoon to serving bowl. Stir cream into cooking liquid in Dutch oven and reduce over high heat 4 minutes. Stir in mustard. Taste and adjust seasonings. Pour sauce over beef and stir to combine. Serve hot with buttered noodles or rice.

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