About this recipe:Beef Bourguignon is a classic dish of Burgundy, designed to celebrate the wines for which Burgundy is famous. The Bouquet Garni adds a special flavour to this Beef Bourguignon recipe.
250ml beef stock
3 tablespoons plain flour
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 teaspoon beef demi glace or concentrated beef stock
3 tablespoons bacon dripping
450g beef topside, diced into 5cm pieces
3 tablespoons sherry
250g chopped onions
250ml Burgundy wine
3 sprigs fresh parsley
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
Method Prep:20min › Cook:3hr › Ready in:3hr20min
In a small bowl, mix together beef stock, flour, tomato puree and demi glace; set aside.
Heat bacon dripping in a large heavy frying pan over medium heat. Add beef, and cook until brown on all sides. Remove beef from pan; set aside. Stir the sherry into the pan. Add the onions, and cook about 5 minutes. Blend in the tomato puree mixture, and bring to a rapid boil, stirring constantly. Stir in Burgundy wine. Make the bouquet garni: Place parsley, rosemary, thyme and bay leaf in a square of muslin. Place bouquet in sauce.
Return beef to pan. Cover, and simmer over low heat for about 3 hours, or until beef is tender.
Melt butter in a small frying pan over medium heat. Saute mushrooms until lightly browned. Add to beef in the pan, and continue cooking 15 minutes. Discard bouquet garni. Serve sprinkled with parsley.