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Very Special Beef Bourguignon

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Updated July 13, 2018
Very Special Beef Bourguignon
1 Hr 30 Min

This classic French recipe may have a fancy sounding name, but it's easy to make and it's melt-in-your-mouth delicious. When you're craving a beefy stew full of veggies and herbs, just make our Beef Bourguignon!

What You'll Need

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 5 1/4 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup Burgundy or other dry red wine
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, cut in half
  • 1 cup pearl onions
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine thyme and pepper. Add beef chunks and toss to coat.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil until hot; add beef and brown 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth, wine, and garlic.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, and onions; cover and continue cooking 30 minutes or until meat is tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. In a small bowl, combine water and flour (this is called a slurry--see, ya learned something new today); gradually stir mixture into stew. Continue cooking, uncovered, an additional 5 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

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It was bland, boring and with too much liquid. I had to add a package of dry onion soup and some instant white rice to make it edible. I will not ever use this recipe again. It is more of a boiled soup than a stew.

Great flavor, but way too much liquid.

Another home run from Mr. Food. My husband keeps saying, "Best stew I've had in a long time!" Since his taste buds have been compromised, it's a great feeling to find food he enjoys.

can this be made in the crock pot?

Personally, I don't see why you can't crock pot it. It's like any other stew. In fact a crock pot could make it more flavorful and more tender.

Made this night before last and it was a hit. A little time consuming between prep work and cooking time (which is why I saved it for a weekend) but well worth the effort. The beef was incredibly tender and the whole dish so flavorful. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thanks BJ FollmerWeirich. We stand corrected!

Add up the cooking times. It is closer to 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Add up the cooking times it is closer to 2 hours and 30 minutes.


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