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Royal Recipes Collection: Beef Simmered in Wine

Here’s an easy, modern (crock pot!) version of the Beef Simmered in Wine the Williamstons serve at dinner in my novel Amberly:

Beef Simmered in Wine

-Very much like Boeuf Bourguignone – but a tad simpler 馃檪

Ingredients:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 lbs beef stew meat, cut up

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 6 Tbls flour

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 cups baby carrots

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1 pkg (8 oz) fresh mushrooms, stems removed

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1 pkg (16 oz) frozen pearl onions, thawed (or quick-boil & peel fresh ones)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 tsp garlic, minced

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 3/4 cup beef broth

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1/2 cup rich red wine, preferably a deep red burgundy

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1/4 cup tomato paste

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1 1/2 tsp salt

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1/2 tsp dried rosemary (optional)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1/4 tsp dried thyme

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Putting it all together:

In a large mixing bowl, toss the beef with the flour so it鈥檚 thoroughly coated. Lightly coat the inside of your crock pot with butter, then add the beef, carrots, onions, mushrooms, and garlic.

Dredging the beef with flour retains moisture and enhances flavor during the simmering process.

Whisk together the beef broth, wine, tomato paste, salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary and pour over the beef pieces. Cover and cook on low for 8 鈥 10 hours. Excellent served with mashed potatoes.聽聽Sprinkle with fresh, chopped parsley, and serve with a rich red wine. Bon appetit!

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