Beef Burgundy
  • 1 3-4 pound chuck roast, patted dry and seasoned generously with kosher salt and pepper, cut into 1 ½ inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 slices thick sliced bacon, cut crosswise into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 pound peeled baby carrots
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced or quartered
  • 4 cloves (2 teaspoons) minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 ½ cups beef broth
  • 2 ½ cups Pinot Noir red wine (Use a wine you would drink, not cooking wine!)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh marjoram (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Fresh Italian Parsley, minced for garnish
  • Buttered Egg Noodles or Mashed Potatoes for serving
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large Dutch Oven or heavy pot, heat oil.
  3. Brown the bacon over medium heat.
  4. When browned, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on a paper towel lined plate.
  5. Add the beef and brown for about 3-4 minutes per side.
  6. Remove beef to a plate and set aside.
  7. Remove all but a couple of tablespoons of the oil in the pot.
  8. Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion, carrots and mushrooms.
  9. Sauté for a few minutes until beginning to color.
  10. Add the garlic and tomato paste and cook a couple more minutes.
  11. Return the beef to the pot along with any accumulated juices on the plate.
  12. Sprinkle the ½ cup flour over the beef and mix to coat the beef and the veggies.
  13. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  14. Slowly add the beef broth and bring to a simmer.
  15. Simmer for 2 minutes, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan. Get all those glorious browned bits. They will really flavor your dish.
  16. Add the wine, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, marjoram, and bay leaf.
  17. Add the bacon back to the pan.
  18. Make sure that the beef is nestled down into the liquid.
  19. Cover and place in the oven and cook for about 2 – 2 ½ hours or until tender.
  20. Serve with buttered egg noodles or mashed potatoes.
  21. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Cook's Notes:
  1. If you prefer your carrots with a little more "crunch", you can add them about an hour before your beef is done. I don't mind them soft.
  2. I would rather throw the whole thing in the oven and forget about it.
Recipe by Sunflower Supper Club at