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Beef Bourguignon for Two

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Beef tips marinated in red wine. Pancetta (or bacon), garlic and onion. Simple flavors highlighted by earthy mushrooms, simmered long and slow.













Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


Marinate in advance
453.6 g beef
cubed, sirloin tips or other simmering cut
118 ml red wine
15 ml olive oil
or other cooking oil
5 ml thyme
several sprigs if fresh, to taste
2.5 ml black pepper
Build flavors
14.5 ml/g pancetta
sliced and/or diced
1 small onions
1 large garlic cloves
115.6 ml/g mushrooms
118 ml beef stock


Into a zipper bag, add the beef, red wine, oil, thyme sprigs (or dried thyme) and black pepper. Seal the zipper bag and massage to mix together. Marinate in refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours or even better the day before. :) Low and slow is the name of the game here.

Marinate the beef.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pancetta (or bacon) and allow to render for a few minutes. Add the onions, sauté until beginning to become translucent for another 2 or 3 minutes then add the garlic.

Slice or dice some pancetta. Meanwhile drain the marinated beef, reserving the marinade. Dry the beef tips with paper toweling to facilitate browning. (optional) Move the onions and garlic off to the side of the pan and add the beef, try not to crowd.

Cook until the beef tips are well browned. We're building flavor here, adjust heat as needed. We want a quick browning to develop that wonderful flavor building fond.

Add the onions,
Cook until the beef tips are well browned.

Add mushrooms and cook until their juices are beginning to exude. This will help deglaze those flavorful brown bits that may have stuck to the skillet earlier.

Add mushrooms
Pour reserved marinade and beef stock over all.

If you wish for a thicker sauce sprinkle in a teaspoon of cornstarch or two teaspoons of flour. Stir to coat. Pour reserved marinade and beef stock over all. Add to a slow cooker or crockpot.

Cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or until the beef is fall apart tender. Serve with egg noodles and/or Sage and/or garlic mashed or roasted potatoes. Serve with egg noodles

A hearty red wine compliments the table.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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 almost 9 years ago

This is a great crock pot cooking! Thanks for sharing.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 337g (11.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 72159% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 73%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 265mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 126g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 5% Iron 37%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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