Recipes - Beef Bourguignon

How To Cook Beef Bourguinon - Recipe Similar to that Seen on Masterchef

1 and a half pounds of boneless chuck beef
1 to 2 tablespoon of butter
3 to 4 slices of bacon
1 onion
1 carrot
1/2-1 teaspoon of salt
A dash of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of thyme
1 tablespoon of flour
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1 and 3/4 cup of red wine
10 to 12 pearl onions
1/2 pound of mushrooms
1 to 2 cloves of garlic

Cube the meat and brown in the butter. Remove the meat from pan and put in large pot. Cut the bacon into strips then peel and chop the onion and carrot. Saute until soft and add to the meat. Season with the salt, pepper and thyme then sprinkle with flour.

Add the tomato paste and bay leaf then stir. Add red wine then cook covered over medium-low heat for about 1 and a half hours.

Peel the pearl onions and clean the mushrooms. Saute together a few minutes then add to stew when 30 minutes of cooking time remains. Add minced garlic and cook until meat is tender.

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