Braised French Stew
ingredients
ingredients
method
step-by-step directions

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  • 6 ounces Bacon (chopped)
  • 3 pounds Beef Chuck (cut into 3-inch pieces)
  • Salt and freshly Ground Pepper
  • 4 ribs Celery (1/2-inch dice)
  • 4 Carrots (peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice)
  • 2 Onions (1/2-inch dice)
  • 1 head Garlic (cut through the equator)
  • 1 Orange (zested in large strips)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 bunch Parsley (stems only; leaves reserved to garnish)
  • 4 sprigs Thyme
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 4 cups Dry Red Wine
  • 1/4 cup Brandy
  • 1 ball Pizza Dough
step-by-step directions
  • Preheat oven to 265 degrees F. Place bacon into a Dutch oven and set over medium heat. Cook until fat has rendered and remove bacon. 
  • Cut beef into 3-inch cubes. Season beef pieces and brown on all sides, 6 or 7 pieces at a time. Remove to a plate and set aside. When meat is browned, add celery, carrots, onions, garlic head, orange zest, cinnamon, herbs, red wine, and brandy and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add meat back to pan. Stretch the pizza dough over the dutch oven. Cover with the dutch oven's lid and seal, cook 5 hours.
  • Remove and crack crust. Garnish with reserved parsley leaves and serve.
Similar categories: Dinner Courses & Meals French Cuisine
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