Saturday, October 20, 2012

the best "bœuf bourguignon" i have ever had

first off, it is not my recipe.

it is an amazing recipe by twitter co-founder, biz stone, and his wife.

he made it on an episode of martha stewart, and it looked sooo amazing,
i had to try it. i am so happy i did.

p.s. the "bacon" mushroom topping is good on ANYTHING!

i am going to copy it right off the site for you...
you can thank me later!

oh, and the only thing i did differently was that i used gardein beefless tips 

instead of regular seitan.


2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (1/2-pound) packages traditional-flavored seitan, broken into bite-size pieces
  • 4 shallots, minced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced crosswise into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 (750 mL) bottle pinot noir
  • 1 cup homemade or store-bought low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 15 pearl onions, fresh or frozen, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Mushroom "Bacon" Topping <--click for recipe


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add seitan and cook, stirring, until seitan is browned and caramelized on all sides. Reduce heat and add shallots, carrots, and garlic; cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer seitan mixture to a large saucepan; add wine and enough stock to just cover seitan mixture. Add parsley, bay leaves, thyme, and pearl onions; cover and bring to a simmer until vegetables are tender. Transfer seitan, carrots, and onions to a large serving bowl; set aside and keep warm.
  • In a small bowl, mix together flour and margarine. Add flour mixture to saucepan, stirring until well combined. Let sauce simmer, uncovered, until it reaches a gravy-like consistency. Remove bay leaf and season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour sauce over seitan in serving bowl; garnish with mushroom "bacon" topping and parsley. Serve.


    1. Let's make that mushroom topping tonight.

    2. Never tried seitan before...have to check it out!

    3. This looks amazing!

    4. This sounds good, I would love to see more of your mock beef recipes. Any chili recipes?