Braised Beef Bourguignon

What could be classier – or easier – than serving classic Beef Bourguignon when you host your next soirée? Serve this recipe with mashed potatoes, egg noodles or rice.
Yield 6 Servings Prep. Time 15 min Cooking Time 180 min Total Time 195 min


Here are the following ingredients:

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 medium onions, sliced lengthwise
  • 8 oz (250 g) mushrooms, halved
  • 2 lb (1 kg) Beef Stew Cubes
  • Vegetable oil (if necessary)
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) red wine
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and pepper

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Follow these cooking methods/directions:

  1. Pan-fry bacon in Dutch oven or enamelled cast iron roaster over medium-high heat, stirring, until lightly browned. Transfer bacon to a medium bowl with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add onions and mushrooms to pot and cook, stirring, for about 8 minutes or until just browned. Add to the bacon; set aside.

  2. Brown beef, in batches and adding vegetable oil if necessary, turning to brown all sides. Transfer beef to a second large bowl as it’s browned, and then return to pot with any accumulated juices. Sprinkle flour over meat. Stir in garlic, wine, broth, bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper into the pot; bring to a simmer, scraping up brown bits from pot.

  3. Cover and cook in 325°F oven for 2 hours. Stir in reserved bacon, onions and mushrooms; cover and cook for another 30 minutes or until beef is fork-tender. Discard bay leaf.