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Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon recipe

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Lindsay
This is so tasty and whenever I make it for friends they always ask for the recipe.
Time Preperation:00:30 | Cooking: 3:00
Serves: 6
     

This beef bourguignon is the perfect main meal for a dinner party. All the hard work is done before your guests arrive.

Ingredients

1.5 kg beef blade or chuck steak
750 ml (1 bottle) red wine (preferably Burgundy)
3 garlic cloves, crushed
bouquet garni
70g butter
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 tbsp plain flour
200g bacon, cut into short strips
300g French shallots, peeled
200g small button mushrooms

Method

Cut the meat into small cubes and trim away any excess fat.

combine the meat, wine, garlic and bouquet garni in a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave in the fridge for at least 3 hours to marinade (preferably overnight)

Preheat the oven to 160°C.

Drain the meat, reserving the marinade and bouquet garni.

Dry the meat on paper towels.

Heat 30 g (1 oz) of the butter in a large casserole dish.

Add the onion, carrot and bouquet garni and cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Heat half of the remaining butter in a large frying pan over a high heat. Fry the meat in batches for about 5 minutes or until well browned. Add to the casserole dish.

Pour the reserved marinade into the frying pan and boil, stirring, for 30 seconds to deglaze the pan. Remove from the heat.

Return the casserole to high heat and sprinkle the meat and vegetables with the flour.

Cook, stirring constantly, until the meat is well coated with the flour. Pour in the marinade and stir well. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly, then cover and cook in the oven for 2 hours.

Heat the remaining butter in the clean frying pan and cook the bacon and shallots, stirring, for 8-10 minutes or until the shallots are softened but not browned.

Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until browned.

Drain on paper towels. Add the shallots, bacon and mushrooms to the casserole.

Cover the casserole and return to the oven for 30 minutes, or until the meat is soft and tender.
Discard the bouquet garni. Season to taste and skim any fat from the surface before serving.

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