Beef Bourguignon stands out as a perfect comforting dish for the chilly autumn weather! This specialty combines tender meat, the sweetness of vegetables, and deep flavors. Here's our recipe for grass-fed beef Bourguignon:
Ingredients (for 4 to 6 servings):
- 800g of grass-fed beef stew meat
- 200g of smoked bacon lardons
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 3 carrots, thickly sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 750ml of red wine
- 250ml of beef broth
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 1 bouquet garni (thyme, bay leaf, parsley)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Button mushrooms (about 250g), quartered
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
1. Preparing in Advance:
- Season the grass-fed beef pieces with salt and pepper.
- In a large pot or cast-iron Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Brown the bacon lardons in the pot until they are crispy. Remove and set aside.
- In the same pot, brown the grass-fed beef pieces on all sides. Remove and set aside.
2. Aromatic Sofrito:
- Sauté the onion slices and carrots in the same pot until they are golden and fragrant.
- Add the minced garlic cloves and sauté for one minute.
3. Creating the Base:
- Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir to create a light roux.
- Slowly pour in the red wine while stirring to create a thick and homogeneous sauce.
- Add the beef broth and bouquet garni, then return the bacon lardons and beef pieces to the pot.
4. Slow Cooking:
- Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let simmer for about 2.5 to 3 hours, until the meat is tender and melting.
5. Mushroom Integration:
- During the cooking of the grass-fed beef, melt the butter in a separate pan and sauté the mushrooms until golden.
- Add the sautéed mushrooms to the pot about 30 minutes before the cooking is done.
- Once the cooking is finished, remove and discard the bouquet garni.
- Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.
- Serve the hot Beef Bourguignon in deep plates, garnished with chopped fresh parsley.
- Pair this dish with potatoes, mashed potatoes, or fresh bread to fully enjoy the delicious sauce.
Tip: Beef Bourguignon is even better the next day as the flavors have had time to develop further. Feel free to gently reheat it to enjoy it even more.
Savor this delicious grass-fed Beef Bourguignon recipe, a dish that brings warmth and comfort with every bite. Enjoy!