The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

October 31, 2012

Stews just right for cooler weather

The Food Dude



Boeuf bourguignon

3 lbs. lean beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

Salt & pepper


1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup cooking oil

8 slices bacon, chopped into small pieces

2 cloves fresh garlic, minced

5 carrots, chopped into 1 1/2 inch pieces

2 large onions, finely chopped

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1 tsp. dried oregano

2 cups red Burgundy wine

1 T butter

1/2 lb. frozen pearl onions

18 small whole mushrooms

2 bay leaves

dash paprika

dash fresh celery seed

Coat the beef in flour that has been seasoned with salt and pepper and brown in a stew or soup kettle on all sides in the 1/2 cup melted butter and 1/2 cup oil. In a large fry pan, cook the bacon until crisp. To the bacon, add carrots, chopped onion. Garlic and parsley, and sauté until the onion is golden brown. Drain off the grease and add to the beef. Add the two cups of burgundy, using more, if necessary, to cover the meat, then add the oregano, bay leaves, paprika, celery seed and stir well. Cover and simmer atop the stove for two hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Melt 1T butter in a fry pan and add the pearl onions, sautéing until golden, then add onions to the stew. In the liquid remaining in the fry pan, add the mushrooms and cook until limp. Add mushrooms to the stew and continue to simmer for about 1/2 hour more, or until the onions are tender.

Serve over rice.

Text Only
Lifestyles & Community
AP Video
Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

What county fair attraction do you like most?

Amusement rides
Beauty pageants
Flora Hall craft exhibits
Horse shows
Livestock, poultry shows
Truck, tractor pulls
Mud, dirt races
Gospel sing
I like them all
     View Results