Beef bourguignon recipe

Family-friendly beef bourguignon

We’ve used British beef, and grape juice instead of wine so everyone can tuck in

By , 27 September 2016
Family-friendly beef bourguignon
  • Ready in: 150 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: £2.91 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 420 serving contains
  • Energy 485KJ 487KCAL
  • Fat med
  • Saturates low
  • Sugars med
  • Salt low
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100: 485kJ/116kcal.
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 900g Butcher’s Selection British
  • 155g pack smoked bacon lardons
  • 150g button mushrooms
  • 10 shallots or 2 small onions, peeled
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1tbsp tomato purée
  • 1tbsp thyme leaves, plus a sprig to serve
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 3
  • 500ml Asda Red Grape Juice
  • 1tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1tbsp cornflour mixed with 2tbsp water
  • Mashed potatoes and green veg, to serve
  • Preheat the oven to 150C/ 130C Fan/Gas 2. Heat the oil in a large flameproof, ovenproof pan. Fry the beef until brown – in batches if necessary. Reserve.

  • In the same pan, fry the lardons, mushrooms and shallots for 5 mins. Add the garlic and tomato purée and fry for 1 min, stirring.

  • Return the beef to the pan. Add the thyme, bay leaf, carrot, grape juice 
and vinegar. Bring to the boil, cover and cook in 
the oven for 2 hrs.

  • Remove the carrot. Using a handheld blender, purée it with a little cooking liquid, then return to the pan.

  • Put the pan on the hob and stir in the cornflour. Bring to the boil, stirring, until thickened. Top with 
a thyme sprig and serve with mash and green veg.