Anyone remember those commercials from back in the day? oh man. It’s summer, so I’ve been purging the house. I stacked up quite a few cookbooks I never use to be sold to the used bookstore. I cherry picked a few recipes that looked ok for an attempt to justify the cookbook’s existence. LOL.
This one is called Beef en daube from the “you’re dumb and fat” cookbook my mum gave me years ago.
Preheat oven to 350.
Get out your dutch oven if you have one or any other pot that goes in the oven and on the stove, otherwise use a skillet and casserole dish.
Brown 1 1/2 pounds stew meat in the dutch oven/skillet. Toss in 8-10 shallots, peeled but whole, depending on size as the meat is browning. 4-5 minutes total. If you’re using a dutch oven, carry on, otherwise transfer meat and shallot to your casserole dish.
Add: 1 c red wine, 1/2 c chicken stock, 1 medium tomato chopped, 1 tsp minced garlic, 2 c sliced mushrooms, 10 baby potatoes chopped as small as the meat. Cover and pop into the oven.
Cook about an hour. I checked after 45 minutes and felt it needed another 15.
When done, drain the juice into the skillet, warm over medium heat and add a small amount of corn starch slurry until it thickens slightly. (corn starch slurry: remove a small amount of the juice, add 1 tsp corn starch, stir til smooth, add back to the pan.)
Serve meat and veg with sauce you just made. I forgot to take pictures, we were watching The Peanuts Movie, and I was distracted.