This is a great comfort food for those cold winter days, and it's great tasting. This is my own recipe. I like to serve it in big pre-warmed soup bowls with salad and French bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 40 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon to a paper towel, retaining drippings in the skillet. Pour olive oil into reserved bacon drippings.

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  • Pour flour into a large sealable plastic bag; add the beef, seal, and shake to coat meat with flour. Cook and stir beef in the bacon drippings mixture until browned on all sides, 7 to 10 minutes.

  • Crumble the bacon and add to the skillet. Pour beef stock and Burgundy wine over the beef mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the beef is tender, about 1 hour.

  • Stir carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, garlic, onion, marjoram, thyme, seasoned salt, salt, and black pepper into the beef mixture; continue cooking at a simmer until the vegetables are tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

472 calories; protein 29.9g 60% DV; carbohydrates 43.3g 14% DV; fat 15.1g 23% DV; cholesterol 55.2mg 18% DV; sodium 394.6mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2013
Unbelievable I forgot to add the garlic AND the onion (busy day today) and Hubs and I agreed it was still D good! I m sure this would have been even better with those additions but quite honestly I don t see how! Other than using fresh herbs rather than dried (the fresh equivalent is 3:1 and I substituted oregano for the marjoram) and forgetting the onion and garlic I followed the recipe as written and it was simple perfection. Rich savory flavorful neither too thin nor too thick. We cleaned up every bit of this and Hubs has requested a repeat soon. The only thing I ll do differently next time is to be sure to follow the recipe more closely and not forget the onion and the garlic. I m sure it will take this A recipe to A. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2013
I was very anxious to try this recipe after reading the other reviews and loved the thought of a nice stew on this cool fall day. Unfortunately we felt this "stew" lacked flavor and thickness. I added a bunch of salt and flour to get it. I doubt I'll make it again. Read More
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63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2013
Unbelievable I forgot to add the garlic AND the onion (busy day today) and Hubs and I agreed it was still D good! I m sure this would have been even better with those additions but quite honestly I don t see how! Other than using fresh herbs rather than dried (the fresh equivalent is 3:1 and I substituted oregano for the marjoram) and forgetting the onion and garlic I followed the recipe as written and it was simple perfection. Rich savory flavorful neither too thin nor too thick. We cleaned up every bit of this and Hubs has requested a repeat soon. The only thing I ll do differently next time is to be sure to follow the recipe more closely and not forget the onion and the garlic. I m sure it will take this A recipe to A. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2013
I was a bit hesitant to try this because I don't like the taste of wines in stews...weird, I know-lol! But I gave it a shot anyway, and I'm so glad I did. It was pretty good the first day, it was even better the second day. By the third day, it really was heavenly. It didn't last longer than that, as we were each trying to get the last bowl without the other noticing. I doubled the recipe, which is why it lasted so long. I tried to follow the recipe as close as possible. I couldn't find low sodium beef broth, so I used regular. I also only used half the amount of mushrooms. I cut the meat slightly smaller than is in most stews, to spread it out a bit more. I can't say how well it freezes. That was my intention when I doubled the recipe. Unfortunately, it was just too good to stop eating. I'll be making it again this afternoon. Can't wait! EDITED TO ADD...it took much longer than the suggested cooking time. I added in the carrots after cooking the meat and broth for 30 minutes. I added the remaining ingredients and spices after cooking for the suggested cooking time of 1hour. Then cooked another 40 or so minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2014
Followed the recipe with the exceptions of using merlot instead of burgundy and using fresh thyme instead of dried. The meat needed about one and one-half hours to become tender though so be sure to allow some extra time because of this. This was a satisfying dinner on a very cold night. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2013
This was delicious! I sautéed half the onion and two cloves of garlic with the meat. Then added more garlic and the rest of the onion at the end like the recipe suggests. Otherwise I followed the recipe to the letter. It was very simple and tasty. Even my finicky 13 year old ate it... and that's saying something! I didn't have any trouble with the thickness. I don't like watery stew this was just thick enough kind of the consistency of gravy. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2013
Followed this recipe exactly and it's delicious! I used cabernet and it was great! I also added the mushrooms with the meat (earlier than the rest of the veggies) so they could soak in the wine a bit longer. Definitely a keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2014
Tried this today and it was delicious - even if I did have to substitute a Merlot for the Burgundy (only red wine I had on hand). The long simmer just helped the wine flavor make the gravy rich without any alcohol taste left behind. Next time I might add a little less liquid because I prefer a slightly thicker gravy but that's the only change I'd make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2013
This was terrific! Such a classic comfort recipe. I let it simmer for quite a while to make sure the onion was soft and let the flavors sink into the mushrooms. The consistency was perfect and the smell filled the whole house! I might add a bay leaf next time but otherwise no changes. This is definitely going into the regular winter rotation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2013
Delicious!! I served it over egg noddles. I don't usually like stews but this was amazing! My super picky husband even had 3 servings! I need to add a little more of both liquids toward the end but I think that is because I added too many mushrooms and they absorbed a lot of liquid. I will add more carrots next time too. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2013
I was very anxious to try this recipe after reading the other reviews and loved the thought of a nice stew on this cool fall day. Unfortunately we felt this "stew" lacked flavor and thickness. I added a bunch of salt and flour to get it. I doubt I'll make it again. Read More
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