this recipe is from Bon Appetite. I have been making it since the early 70s and love it now as much as ever. I no longer use the meat paste extract, reduce the amount of butter, use more bay leaves and omit the pepper. I also use the sauce with chicken.
heat 4 quart pot that can go in the oven. brown beef cubes in butter. remove
brown onions in same pan. add mushrooms; cook for 3 minutes, stirring. stir in flour, meat and tomato pastes into butter/pan juices. blend well. add burgundy, brandy, sherry, port. stir to remove any lumps. bring mixture to boil; note the sauce should thicken. add beef, pepper, bay leaf. stir to combine.
place in 350 degree oven for 1.5 hours, stirring occasionally. serve over buttered noodles or rice.