Beef Bourguignon

DSCF0854The beef Bourguignon is a traditionnal french recipe for winter dinner. To prepare it, you need : 35 oz of shoulder of beef, 2 onions, 4 carrots, 10 potatoes, one bottle of burgundy wine (a first prize to cook, keep the good wine to drink with that dish :)), 2 tablespoon of oil, 1 oz of butter, 2 tablespoon of flour, salt and pepper.

 

Take a pot (in cast iron rather). Put the oil and make warm it slowly. During that time, cut the meat in medium-sized pieces. Brown the meat with the oil . During that time, cut the onions in small-sized pieces. When the meat has a nice brown, reserve it out of the pot and put the onions in the pot to cook. Reserve it out of the pot.

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Put the butter in the pot. When it’s melted, add the flour and mix it to obtain a thick sauce (a red as we said). When your sauce is ready, add the meat and onions, mix it with the sauce. Add the wine.

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Peel carrots, wash it and cut it in fine slices. Peel the potatoes, wash it and add it in the pot with the carrots. Put salt and pepper at your convenience. If you want to have an original result and to amaze your guests, you can replace classic potatoes by purple potatoes, as I made it in these recipe. If you want to have a more flavourful dish, you can add some mushrooms and diced bacon.

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Put the lid on the pot and let simmer during 2 hours, by mixing time to time.

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It’s ready to serve. Accompany this dish of very good burgundy wine, it will be just delicious.

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Bon appétit !