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Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

This is a superb, warm and satisfying dish. The hearty sauce is rich with the full-bodied flavours of red wine, caramelised onion and garlic. Gently simmer with beef and serve with mashed potatoes for the perfect comfort food.

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Preparation Time:
10 minutes
Cooking Time:
2 - 2 1/2 hours


450-500 g stewing beef (chuck, topside), cut into 2-3 cm pieces
1 medium onion, sliced
150 button mushrooms, halved
375 g pouch Wattie’s European Creations Beef Bourguignon Simmer Sauce
Beef Bourguignon


1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Heat a dash of oil in a frying pan and sear beef over a high heat to brown. Transfer to a casserole dish. Add onion to pan and cook until starting to soften. Add mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes. Pour over Wattie’s European Creations Beef Bourguignon Simmer Sauce. Stir while bringing to the boil. Pour over the beef. Cover. Place in the oven. Cook for 2 – 2 1/2 hours, until meat is tender.

2. Alternatively cook on the stove-top for 2 – 2 1/2 hours, or in a slow cooker on low heat for 5-6 hours.

3. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes and your favourite vegetables on the side.


* For a delicious pie filling: cool casserole completely. Spoon into a pie dish. Top with flaky puff pastry. Brush pastry top with a little beaten egg. Bake at 210°C for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 180°C and cook a further 25-30 minutes until pastry is cooked and filling hot.

* Heat sauce and serve as a delicious gravy to accompany roast beef or lamb or grilled steak.

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