Slow cooked beef bourguinon recipe

Slow cooked beef bourguinon recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 3 hrs 30 mins to cook
  • 465 calories / serving


  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 600g stewing beef, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 5 rashers streaky bacon, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and roughly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 12 baby onions, peeled
  • 100g button mushrooms
  • 1tbsp plain flour
  • 1 x 750ml bottle red wine
  • 100ml beef stock
  • 1tbsp tomato puree
  • mashed potato, to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    15g 21%
  • Saturates

    5g 24%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    1.4g 23%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 12.7g Protein 40.3g Fibre 3.4g


  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F) Gas mark 2. Heat the oil in a large casserole and fry the beef until browned all over – you may have to do this in batches.
  2. Transfer to a colander set over a bowl when browned. Using the same pan, fry the bacon, onion, garlic and carrot for 3-4 minutes before adding the thyme, bay leaves, baby onions and mushrooms and cooking for a further 2-3 minutes. Return the beef to the pan along with the juices.
  3. Stir in the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes then pour in the red wine and stock and stir in the tomato purée. Bring to the boil, and then place in the oven for 3 hours, until the beef.
  4. Serve with mash.

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