Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon
Photo by Ben Fink

Ingredients

  • 2 ham hocks, fresh or smoked
  • About 4 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 to 8 cups veal stock (or turkey leg stock or beef stock)
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley; plus more whole leaves for garnish
  • 5 slices (1/3 inch thick) country French boule, cut in half, a crustless triangle cut from each half
  • 2 bottles full-bodied red wine
  • + 26 more ingredients
    • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
    • 3 Tbs. olive oil
    • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or ½ tsp. dried thyme leaves
    • 1 bouquet garni of 10 parsley stems, 1 sprig thyme (or ¼ tsp. thyme leaves), and 1 bay leaf
    • 1-½ cubes beef bouillon, crumbled
    • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 medium carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 2 Tbs. roughly chopped parsley stems
    • 12 oz. lean, meaty slab bacon, top layer of fat removed and fatty ends trimmed
    • 2 large cloves garlic, crushed and coarsely chopped
    • ¼ tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 6 lb. beef blade roast or beef chuck, trimmed of all external fat and cut in 1-½-inch cubes
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 Tbs. stock or water
    • Reserved button mushroom caps (or larger mushrooms, quartered)
    • About 4 Tbs. unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 2 shallots, finely chopped (½ cup)
    • 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
    • 3 Tbs. olive oil; more as needed
    • 6 Tbs. unsalted butter
    • 36 small white onions
    • About ½ cup olive oil
    • Coarse salt
    • Stems from 1-½ lb. button mushrooms, caps reserved for the garnish
    • ¼ tsp. ground allspice

Before beginning, choose a 7-quart heavy, nonreactive (enameled cast-iron or stainless steel) braising pot. cut a round of parchment paper an inch larger in diameter than your pot's lid. Set the pot on a sheet of heavy-duty foil and cut a square large enough to cover the bottom and wrap up and ar...

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Variations on Beef Bourguignon

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    • 1 1/2 t olive oil
    • 1 1/2 lb lean beef stew meat
    • 2 c vertically sliced onions
    • 2 c sliced carrots
    • 1 cup diced green or red bell pepper
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    • 7 tablespoons butter
    • 1/4 cup brandy
    • 1 large onion
    • 4 carrots
    • 4 celery stalks
    • 1/2 pound mushrooms
    • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
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