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.


SEITAN BOURGUIGNON




Ingredients:
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


Directions:


  • 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.









    7 comments:

    1. Let's make that mushroom topping tonight.

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

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    3. This looks amazing!

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

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