Delicious!!! This has been one of my favorite dishes since the first time I made it, over a year ago. I altered the recipe from one I found at Allrecipes.com. This tasty dish cooks slowly in the oven with only red wine as the liquid.
You can step it up a notch and get a fancier wine than the grocery store cooking wine I used, and I'm sure it would be even better! If you want a bit more liquid, you may need to add more red wine after an hour of cooking or at the beginning if it fits in your baking dish. I like a thick saucy meat to put over rice or pasta.
The flavor of this dish really is AWESOME! You can also do half red wine, half beef broth, but I really love the flavor you get with all wine.
Ok, ok, I'll stop typing and get to the recipe already! I know you're all dying to try this one! Come on, lets learn how:
*Recipe altered from Allrecipes
1/2 Cup Flour
2 Teaspoons Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper
2 pounds cubed stew meat (I used sirloin steaks and cut them into large chunks)
4 Tablespoons Butter
1 Onion, Chopped
2 Carrots, Chopped
2 Cups Fresh Mushrooms, sliced (6 oz)
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced or Grated
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
2 Cups Red Wine
1 Bay Leaf
3 Tablespoons Fresh Chopped Parsley ( I used frozen preserved parsley)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix together flour, salt and pepper. Pour into a plastic zip top bag.
Add the cubed meat to the bag.
Seal the bag and toss together until meat is covered with the flour mixture.
Heat the butter in a large skillet, add the meat and brown on all sides
Pour into a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.
In the same skillet, add the olive oil and saute the onions, garlic, mushrooms and carrots about 8-10 minutes, or until tender.
Add the wine, bay leaf, parsley and thyme.
Pour mixture into the casserole dish.
Bake in a 350 degree oven, covered, for 2 hours. Don't mind my messy dish... I used a lid rather than tin foil and it bubbled over a bit. I resolved the problem and it still tasted wonderful! I recommend using tin foil rather than a fitted lid.
Serve over rice or pasta. Enjoy!!!