Friday, January 22, 2010

Recipe Friday: Beef Burgundy

We're not huge beef eaters anymore but this simple recipe hit the spot one cold night. I am pretty anti-crock pot because everything I make in it tastes the same but this was an exception. It was super yummy and actually tasted kind of fancy.

This recipe comes from Taste of Home - I left out the mushrooms and subbed green peppers. I also left out the burgundy and used beef broth because I'm cheap.

  • 1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound whole fresh mushrooms, halved
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed golden mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 cup Burgundy wine or beef broth
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca (hint: I found this in the baking isle)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked egg noodles

In a slow cooker, combine the first 10 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Serve with noodles. Yield: 6 servings.


  1. This looks pretty amazing. To avoid the failure associated with me operating a crock pot, I've been using my cast iron dutch oven. It's not "plug-it-in-and-forget-it" but it's close. In my opinion it tastes a little better.

  2. Yeah, I'm sure you could make this in the dutch oven and it would be even better. Where did you get yours? Did you get a good price? They are so expensive.

  3. I got mine from my sister for Christmas a couple years ago and I'm pretty sure that she got it off amazon (it's the cooks brand, I think. I'm sure it was less than $50). Check Marshalls/TJMaxx too!
    My crock pot to dutch oven conversion chart says that something requiring 6 hours on low would take 1.5 hours at 325 degrees in the dutch oven. I would probably get it browned and bubbly on the stove top first. Mmm, my mouth waters just thinking about the smell!

  4. Yeah, I think I might need to make this tonight.
    TJMaxx/Marshalls would be a good place to check for one - thanks!