Friday, October 28, 2011

Recipe: Beef Burgundy

This is another family favorite recipe!

Recipe: Beef Burgundy
from the South Beach Diet Cookbook

Makes 4 servings
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours

· 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
· 1/4 teaspoon salt
· 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
· 1 1/2 lbs round steak, cubed
· 2 tablespoons olive oil
· 1/2 pound pearl onions
· 1 pound mushrooms, quartered
· 3 clove garlic, minced
· 3 cups burgundy wine
· 4 cups beef broth
· 1/4 cup tomato paste
· 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
· 2 bay leaves


In a zip-top plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper.  Add the beef and toss to coat well.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat,  Working in batches, add the beef and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until browned.  Remove to a plate and repeat with remaining beef.
Add the rest of the olive oil to the pan.  Add the onions, mushrooms, and garlic and cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes.
Add the wine, broth, tomato past, cocoa powder, bay leaves, and beef.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 2 hours. Remove and discard the bay leaves.  Serve with whole wheat pasta, if desired.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Recipe: Slow-Cooked Short Ribs

This is another family favorite!  It produces amazingly tender short ribs.

Recipe: Slow-Cooked Short Ribs


2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 pounds boneless beef short ribs
1/4 cup butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups beef broth
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chili sauce
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder


In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add ribs in batches and shake to coat. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker. In the same skillet, combine the remaining ingredients. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil; pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or until meat is tender.