Description

30-minute beef bourguignon

Ingredients

  • 8 eschalots
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 20g unsalted butter
  • 500g beef eye fillet, cut into 4cm pieces
  • 4 thick slices flat pancetta, rind removed, chopped
  • 250g small Swiss brown mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs, leaves chopped
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) Massel beef stock
  • Mashed potato and wild rocket leaves, to serve

Instructions

  1. Fill a saucepan with water and bring to the boil over high heat. Blanch the eschalots for 5 minutes or until just tender, then drain and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large deep frypan over medium-high heat. Cook the eschalots, turning, for 2-3 minutes until golden. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add the butter and remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add the beef, in batches and cook, turning, for 3-4 minutes until browned all over. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Reduce heat to medium, add the pancetta, mushrooms, garlic, bay leaves and thyme, and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute, then add the flour and cook for a further 1 minute or until combined. Stir in the wine and cook for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add the stock, whisking to combine, then return the eschalots to the pan. Cook for 6-8 minutes until slightly reduced and thickened. Return the beef to the pan and simmer for a further 2 minutes or until warmed through.
  5. Serve with mashed potato and garnished with rocket leaves.