Burgundy Beef Stew

Beef and mushrooms swimming in a rich broth make a warming meal on cool days.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

6
slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
2
lb beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups dry red wine or Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1 1/2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 1/4
teaspoons salt
1
teaspoon beef bouillon granules
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
dried bay leaf
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
4
medium onions, sliced
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook bacon over low heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp; remove bacon with slotted spoon. Refrigerate bacon.
  • 2 Coat beef with flour. Cook beef in bacon drippings over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until brown. Drain excess fat from Dutch oven.
  • 3 Add wine and just enough water to cover beef in Dutch oven. Stir in thyme, salt, bouillon granules, pepper, garlic and bay leaf. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1 hour 30 minutes or until beef is tender.
  • 4 In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook mushrooms and onions in butter, stirring frequently, until onions are tender. Stir mushroom mixture and bacon into stew. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Garnish stew with parsley.

Expert Tips

Make this stew a day ahead of time. Cover and refrigerate until ready to reheat for serving.

Serve the stew over hot cooked egg noodles for a complete meal in a bowl.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.