"Big Bill's" Beef Bourguignon

Bill Wentz Recipe

By Bill Wentz bwentz

Beef, Burgundy wine and Fresh Vegetables all combined in a slow simmered pot of goodness.....5 stars at my house


Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
Serves:
4-6
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Ingredients

2 1/2 lb
beef chuck roast cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
fresh ground pepper
1/4 c
olive oil
4 medium
onions, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 1/4 c
burgundy wine
6 large
carrots cut into 1 inch pieces
1 pkg
sliced portabello mushrooms
1 clove
garlic
1 tsp
thyme, leaves
2 small
bay leaves, dried
1 Tbsp
chopped parsley as garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Assemble your ingredients for ease of preparation. Trim, cut and season your whole Chuck Roast with salt and pepper, work it in by hand all over the meat surface. Heat your Olive oil in a dutch oven or large pot.
2
Start browning your meat a few pieces at a time, avoid overcrowding...you want that nice browned/crusty exterior, not grey, turn it to cover all sides and begin slicing your onion, carrot and garlic.
3
When your meat is all browned and resting on a platter by the stove, add your onions to the pot and cook over medium high heat about 10 minutes till the onions are soft and golden brown. Add your flour and cook 4 more minutes stirring occasionally. Now the BEST part.....adding the Burgundy Wine, you will want to scrape up all the goodnes in the bottom of your pot and bring wine to a boil.
4
Return your meat to the pot, add the carrots, garlic, portabello's, Bay leaves and Thyme. Add just enough water so that the liquid covers the meat mixture by one third...meaning you want a mixture of 3 parts liquid to two parts meat, bring to a boil and reduce to simmer and cook for 2-3 hours stirring every 20 minutes to incorporate all the amazing FLAVORS !!!!!
5
When meat is fork tender, remove from heat discard Bay leaves, and serve it up. Top with fresh chopped parsley....and for my Boys I serve it over a bed of Mashed potatoes, Mmmmmmmmmmm GOOD !!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: French
Hashtags: #slow, #stew, #cooked