This hearty French stew is a classic combination of wine, garlic, and onion. Serve it with boiled or roasted new potatoes.

Everyday Food, March 2010


Recipe Summary

40 mins
3 hrs 15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot with a lid, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high. Add mushrooms and cook until browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Season beef generously with salt and pepper and add 1 tablespoon oil to pot. In batches, brown beef, 2 to 3 minutes per batch (adding up to 1 tablespoon oil per batch, if needed); transfer to plate. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from pot. Add bacon and cook over medium until brown, 5 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Add flour and cook, stirring, 30 seconds.

  • Return beef to pot; add wine, broth, bay leaf, and garlic. Bring to a boil, cover, and transfer pot to oven; cook 1 1/2 hours. Add carrots and onions and cook until meat is very tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours more, adding mushrooms 15 minutes before end of cooking. Stir butter into stew and serve topped with parsley, if desired.


Reviews (5)

150 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 57
  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 22
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 1 stars
I love this recipe but I rated it by mistake and can't seem to fix it. I would give it 5 stars.
Rating: 5 stars
this is one of our favorites!
Rating: Unrated
This is a great recipe and one of my husband's favorites. It's very easy to make, but you do need to check it a few times to make sure the liquid doesn't burn off, especially if you half the recipe.
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Amazing main course in one pot. Got to love that... Beef is tender, sauce is flavorful, vegetables perfect. This is one of the best beef roast recipes that I've ever prepared or eatten. I roasted the mushrooms and pearl onions the night before so all I had to do was add at the right time. Makes enough to feed many and is hearty comfort food. Great leftovers. Everyone around my table said, "mmmm".
Rating: Unrated
looks yummey