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    French Beef Stew

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    14 hrs

    12 hrs

    2 hrs

    Carrie Ann's Note:

    This is my favourite stew recipe. It's a bit expensive to make and little fussy to prepare but well worth the time and expense. Besides, the smell alone while it's cooking is worth the trouble!

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    1. 1
      In a large bowl combine beef, wine, bay leaf, cloves, onion and garlic.
    2. 2
      Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 4-12 hours.
    3. 3
      Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in large skillet and cook bacon until crispy; remove and set aside to drain.
    4. 4
      Remove beef from marinade and pat dry.
    5. 5
      Discarde marinade, reserving onion and garlic.
    6. 6
      Dredge beef with flour to coat.
    7. 7
      Brown on all sides in remaining bacon drippings in skillet, adding more butter if needed.
    8. 8
      Place browned beef in oven-proof casserole dish.
    9. 9
      Add onion and garlic from marinade, the thyme, beef stock and salt and pepper to taste.
    10. 10
      Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
    11. 11
      In skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of butter and cook mushrooms until golden brown.
    12. 12
      Stir in crispy bacon and season with salt and pepper.
    13. 13
      When stew is done, serve with mushrooms and bacon and sprinkle with parsley.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 07, 2002


      At step 1, I decided to cut the meat into large chunks, then by marinating it in a tall deep dish (rather than a shallow one) I was able to only use 2 cups of wine. I also reserved 3/4 cup of that wine marinade to use instead of some water-there by reducing the cost and waste of good drinkable wine(-; I think it was a good descision, and I think next time, a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste would deepen the flavour a bit more.

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    • on November 12, 2007


      Used a good quality meat and a full-bodied wine but marinated just about 4 hours; would have been better marinated a full 12 hours or even overnight. Maybe next time. Smell just delicious while in the oven but I think next time, I'll try the crockpot too. TFS

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    • on November 19, 2003


      Superb...the whole family purred at this one. Thanks Carrie!

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    Nutritional Facts for French Beef Stew

    Serving Size: 1 (285 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 727.7
    Calories from Fat 478
    Total Fat 53.1 g
    Saturated Fat 23.8 g
    Cholesterol 152.3 mg
    Sodium 571.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 1.9 g
    Protein 33.5 g

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