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INGREDIENTS

  • 250 ml (1 cup) Beef Broth
  • 50 ml (3 Tbsp) All purpose flour
  • 15 ml (1 Tbsp) Tomato Paste
  • 125 g (1/4 lb) Thick bacon or salt port (diced)
  • 1 kg (2 lbs) stewing beef, cubed
  • 250 ml (1 cup) chopped onions
  • 25 ml ( 2 Tbsp) Sherry Wine or Rye (optional
  • 250 ml (1 cup) dry red wine
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) chopped parsley
  • 3 ml (1/2 tsp) salt
  • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) thyme
  • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) pepper
  • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) sugar
  • 1 bag leaf
  • 250 g (1 cup) fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) butter or margarine
  • 2 dozen pearl onions or 2 onions cut in quarter
  • 15 ml (1 Tbsp) butter or margarine
  • 2 large carrots (sliced) optional
  • 10 mini-potatoes (optional)

DIRECTIONS

“Flour Mixture”

Mix together the broth, tomato paste and flour until blended.

(If using salt pork)

  1. Blanch in boiling water for about 5 minutes and dry
  2. Brown salt pork and when done remove from pan and set aside

(If using bacon)

  1. Brown bacon and remove bacon from pan and set aside.
  2. Drain oil from pan.

For both salt pork or bacon recipes

  1. Brown cubed beef on all sides and remove from pan.
  2. Drain oil from pan.
  3. Add the onions and sherry wine (or rye) and cooked over medium heat until onions are transparent.
  4. Pour “Flour Mixture” into pan and bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly
  5. Add wine and seasonings (parsley, salt, sugar, thyme, pepper and bay leaf.
  6. Add the brown cubed meat and either bacon or salt pork
  7. Cover and simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours on stove top OR put everything into a Dutch Oven and put in oven at 325 degrees F. for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  8. 40 minutes before serving add optional carrots and potatoes.
  9. 15 minutes before serving sauté sliced mushrooms and (15 ml onions or 2 dozen pearl onions) in 50 ml of butter and add to meat mixture

Enjoy