Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Beef Stew with Onion and Red Wine Sauce

This is from the side of a KITCHEN BASIC stock box, but my kids love it. I decided I should try to live up to the name of my blog and post some recipes. I am always trying to get my kids to eat protein and they like basic food, so these recipes are old fashioned, but you can add some mushrooms to make it more interesting. I will post some vegetarian recipes later on.

3 # beef stew
1 quart Kitchen Basic beef stock or homemade or another MSG free stock
1 cup dry red wine (we use 1/4 rice vinegar 3/4 verjus so that it is
alcohol free)
1 large onion, sliced thin
2 tsp. dried marjoram
4 garlic cloves, halved
2 Tbsp. corn starch (mixed in 2 Tbsp. water)

Combine stock, wine, onion, garlic and marjoram in glass bowl (or plastic bag) with meat. Place in refrigerator for 2-4 hours or overnight. Coat a large dutch oven with oil. Brown meat. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put meat into roasting pan with marinade. Bake for 45 minutes (until center is 160 F) To make sauce, place cornstarch in a bowl, whisk in hot marinade until sauce is thickened.

I actually cook the stew in a crock pot until the meat is tender and falling apart about 4-6 hours. You can add sliced mushrooms, parsnips and carrots to the stew while it is cooking. Garnish with chopped parsley.


burgundy wines said...

Burgundy Wine
Planted grape varieties in Burgundy

Pinot noir
Some other less important grape varieties may be found, buy they are grown in marginal quantities and little used :
Sauvignon and grey Sauvignon from which the Saint-Bris aoc (109 h) is produced.
Tressot and Cesar for Burgundy for white Burgundy grand ordinaire aoc in the Yonne district .
You can more information on the Burgundy Wine in:

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