Beef bourguignon

305

PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

8 hrs 25 min

Makes

6 Servings

Beef bourguignon

John Cullen


Ingredients

  • 1 kg cubed stewing beef
  • 227-g pkg sliced button mushrooms
  • 3 carrots , chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 1 large onion , diced
  • 14-g pkg dried mixed mushrooms , crumbled
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine , preferably cabernet sauvignon
  • 250 g thick-cut bacon , sliced

Instructions

  • Pat beef with paper towel to remove excess moisture. Combine with mushrooms, carrots, garlic, onion and dried mushrooms in slow-cooker insert. Sprinkle fl our and thyme overtop and stir vegetables until coated. Add bay leaves. Pour in broth and wine. Cover and cook on low until very tender, about 8 hours.
  • Heat a frying pan over medium-high. Add bacon. Stir often until crisp around the edges, reducing heat if needed, for 5 to 8 min. Scoop into a small bowl. Remove excess fat with paper towel. Stir bacon into beef mixture during last 15 min of cooking. Remove and discard bay leaves. Serve with mashed potatoes or crusty bread. Stew will keep well, covered and refrigerated, for at least 2 days, and can be frozen in an airtight container or zip-top freezer bag up to 1 month.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 418,
  • Protein
  • 39 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12 g,
  • Fat
  • 23 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 627 mg.