Boeuf Bourgignon



  • 1 pound button mushrooms (quartered)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 strips smoked bacon (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 3 pounds boneless beef chuck (well-trimmed, cut into 2″ cubes)
  • 1 yellow onion (medium, finely chopped)
  • 2 shallots (medium, finely chopped)
  • 2 medium carrots (sliced)
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon flour (see head note)
  • 1 cup cognac (see head note)
  • 3 cups beef stock (see head note)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley leaves (fresh, roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
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    1. Preheat oven to 160 °C (325 °F).
    2. In a pan sauté the mushrooms in butter till brown and soft. Keep aside.
    3. In a deep-bottomed pot/cesserole, sauté the bacon in 1 tbsp oil over moderate heat for 2 to 3 minutes to brown lightly. Remove to a side dish with a slotted spoon. Reheat the pan until fat is almost smoking before you sauté the beef. Sauté the beef in the bacon fat in batches making sure not to crowd the pieces (the pieces need to brown on all sides, not sweat). Add the browned pieces of beef to the bacon. Lower the heat to medium. In the same fat, add the onions, shallots and carrots. Cook till the carrots soften. Add the cooked veggies to the beef and bacon. Pour out the sautéing fat.
    4. Return beef to the casserole. Then sprinkle on the flour and toss to coat the beef lightly with the flour. Stir everything around till the flour is cooked and no white traces of it remain. Add the bacon and veggies and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the cognac and enough stock so that the meat is barely covered. Add the garlic, thyme, parsley, tomato paste and bay leaf. Bring to simmer on top of the stove. Cover the casserole and set it in the oven. Cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. About 1 hour into the cooking add the mushrooms and stir in the cocoa powder. Return to the oven. The stew is done when the meat is fork-soft.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium36% DV870mg
    Fat109% DV71g
    Protein147% DV75g
    Carbs8% DV25g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories1180Calories from Fat640
    Total Fat71g109%
    Saturated Fat28g140%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat640
    Total Carbohydrate25g8%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A130%
    Vitamin C30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.