Why We Love It
This recipe is great for preparing on a chilly fall Sunday and makes plenty of leftovers for the week ahead. Follow the directions below for a family of four, or double for leftovers. This recipe also freezes very well.
- 1 strip of bacon, cut into a large dice
- 1 ½ carrots, diced
- 1 ½ stalks of celery, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Pepper to taste
- 1 pound stewing beef, cut into two-inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- ½ cup gluten-free beef broth or stock
- ¾ cups water
- ½ cup dry red wine
- ½ tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic (peeled and whole)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary (or 1 tsp. dried)
- ½ cup red or white pearled onions
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large oven-safe saucepan, sauté the bacon strips until fat starts to render. Add carrots, celery, and onions. Cook until vegetables are tender and fragrant (about six minutes).
- Remove bacon and vegetables. Set aside. Drain bacon fat from pan.
- In shallow dish, combine flour, salt, and pepper to taste. Dredge beef in flour mixture until lightly coated. Shake off excess.
- Add canola oil to the bacon saucepan and heat on medium. Add beef and lightly brown on all sides, working in batches if necessary.
- Remove beef from saucepan and set aside.
- Add broth, water, wine, and tomato paste to the saucepan. Blend all ingredients.
- Then, return the beef to the pan along with the bacon, vegetables, garlic, bay leaf, and rosemary. Cover tightly and braise in the oven at 350°F for 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, to peel the pearl onions, bring a pot of water to boil. Blanch the onions for about 30 seconds. Remove and place in a bowl of ice water to cool. Remove onions from the water. Cut off the roots, make a vertical slit, and slip off the skin.
- Add the pearl onions to the braise and cook for 1 more hour.
- For the final 20 minutes, remove lid and allow meat to brown.
- Before serving, remove the bay leaf and rosemary sprig (if used).
- Serve meat and vegetables topped with sauce. Enjoy!
- Serve this hearty meal with some homemade mashed potatoes for a warming winter feast.
- Always read all labels to make sure your ingredients are gluten-free.