How to make it

  • Stir beef and red wine together in a baking dish and marinate in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 8 hours
  • Preheat oven to 325°F
  • Remove beef from refrigerator.
  • In a large Dutch oven heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add bacon and sauté until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove bacon from pot and set aside in a medium bowl.
  • Add the onion, carrot and celery to the same pot, sauté over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, thyme and clove and sauté for 1 minute
  • remove from pot and set aside with bacon.
  • Drain beef from marinade, reserving marinade.
  • Dredge beef in flour to coat.
  • Shake off excess flour.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat.
  • Work in batches and brown beef until browned on all sides, adding more oil as needed.
  • When cooking the last addition of beef stir in tomato paste for the last minute.
  • Add vegetables, bacon, beef, bay leaves and marinade into the pot, add enough water just to cover.
  • Simmer over low for 5 minutes and de-glaze by scraping up the tasty brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Cover pot with lid and cook in oven for 3 hours.
  • For the last half hour of cooking add potatoes.
  • Heat butter in a sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  • Sauté mushrooms until golden.
  • Add pearl onions and cook for 5 minutes longer.
  • When the beef has finished cooking add mushrooms and onions to pot, stir, season to taste and serve warm.

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    " It was excellent "
    elgourmand ate it and said...
    Very, very nicely done Elaine. Thanks. RJ
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    This is a must to make soon, I think I've been looking for the wrong recipes for months, this is probably the one I been wanting. Glad I stumbled across this. Sounds excellent. You have my 5
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  • conner909 11 years ago
    Haven't made this in ages...great recipe for cold winter nights....though, unfortunately, we don't have them very often! I am soooo ready for fall!. am saving this recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    dagnabbit ate it and said...
    haha! Another recipe you said you wouldn't give away! Thanks :) FIVE
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  • jimrug1 11 years ago
    This is awesome. A great recipe for one of my all time favorite dishes. Thanks Jim
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    " It was excellent "
    jrt_mom ate it and said...
    I honestly love this! I'm a big fan of tomato-based stews! We have something here locally known as beef calderetta and its a winner. The marinade is the secret! Never used burgundy so I'll try this. Thanks Elaine... high5 to you!
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