Beef Bourguignon

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Boeuf Bourguignon

from I Know How To Cook


Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 2 ½ hours

Serves 6


1 tablespoon oil

3 ounces pearl onions or shallots

3 ½ ounces small bacon cubes

1 pound 8 ½ ounces stewing beef, cut into pieces

Scant ¼ cup flour

1 ¼ cups any stock, hot

1 ¼ cups red wine

1 bouquets garni

Salt and pepper

3 ½ ounces mushrooms, peeled and chopped


In a heavy pan over medium heat, heat the oil and pan-fry the onions and bacon cubes until browned.  Remove them, add the meat and brown on all sides.  Sprinkle with the flour, stir until browned, then add the hot stock.  Add the bacon cubes, onions, wine and bouquet garni, and season with salt and pepper. Simmer gently on low heat for 2 hours, then add the mushrooms and cook for 30 minutes more.