Beef Bourguignonne --
Lean Cut
  • Total Recipe Time: 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 hours
  • Makes 6 servings


  1. 2 pounds beef Shoulder Roast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  2. 4 slices bacon, chopped (about 4 ounces)
  3. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  4. Vegetable oil
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  7. 1/2 cup beef broth
  8. 2 cups Burgundy or other dry red wine
  9. 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  10. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  11. 2 teaspoons dried marjoram leaves, crushed
  12. 8 ounces baby carrots (about 1-3/4 cups)
  13. 8 ounces fresh pearl onions, peeled or frozen pearl onions
  14. 8 ounces mushrooms, cut in half if large
  15. Chopped fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Cook bacon in stockpot over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp, stirring frequently. Remove with slotted spoon to paper towel-lined plate. Set aside. Reserve drippings.
  2. Lightly coat beef with flour. Heat 2 tablespoons reserved bacon drippings in same stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown 1/2 of beef; remove from stockpot. Repeat with remaining beef, adding bacon drippings or oil as needed. Remove beef from stockpot; season with salt and pepper. Pour off drippings.
  3. Add broth to stockpot. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until browned bits attached to stockpot are dissolved. Stir in wine, tomato paste, garlic and marjoram. Return beef and bacon to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 hour.
  4. Add carrots and onions to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; continue simmering, covered, 30 minutes. Stir in mushrooms; continue simmering, covered, 10 to 15 minutes or until beef and vegetables are fork-tender.
  5. Remove from heat. Skim fat from cooking liquid, if necessary. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • The dark brown crust that forms on the bottom of the stockpot during step 2 dissolves when liquid is added and gives the stew a rich flavor.
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