Valentine’s Day Beef Burgundy
Staying in for Valentine’s Day? Impress your date with an extravagant meal, paired with wine and a lovely chocolate dessert. While this dish has all the trappings of a premium dining experience, it’s easy to prepare and less expensive than a 5-star French bistro. Your favorite dry red pairs wonderfully with this dish, and better yet, you can use the same wine in the stew. Set the table and put on some mood lighting as you enjoy this curated meal from the comfort of your home.
1 ½ lbs. of stew beef or beef chuck
1 ½ tsp salt (plus more to taste)
½ tsp pepper (plus more to taste)
2 T all-purpose flour
8 oz cremini mushrooms
1.5 lbs. little gold potatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp tomato paste
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1 cup dry red wine
4 cups beef broth
2 large bay leaves
If you’re using beef chuck, roughly chop it into chunks.
In a large bowl, add your beef and 1 ½ tsp salad and ½ tsp pepper. Mix until coated and set aside.
Chop your onions. Peel and chop your carrots. Set aside.
Mince your garlic if you’re not using pre-minced. Set aside.
Wash and chop your mushrooms. Set aside.
In a large soup pot on medium heat, add your mushrooms, onions, carrots, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add your garlic to the pot and sauté until fragrant.
Pour in your dry red wine and let it come to a boil.
Add your tomato paste, bay leaves, beef broth, a pinch of pepper, and a pinch of salt if desired. Bring everything to a boil. Allow it to keep boiling while you prepare your potatoes.
Wash your potatoes and cut them in half. Carefully add them to the pot. I recommend lowering them a few at a time using a ladle. Allow it to keep boiling on medium heat.
Remove your beef from the bowl and transfer it into a pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sear the beef on both sides using medium-high heat.
Once seared, add only the beef to the pot, leaving the grease and fat in the pan.
Add your flour to the pan and whisk until all the fat has been absorbed. Add it to the pot.
Simmer the beef stew on medium-low or low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally to ensure nothing is sticking to the bottom of the pot.
Serve and enjoy with a glass of dry red wine.
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