This is by far my favorite comfort meal. It’s definitely not thrifty as I use one entire bottle of dry red wine and 2 1/2 pounds of good stew beef. As far as being healthy, well everything in moderation. I have made several varieties of this overt the years, but my mother’s version still is my favorite. Til the day she died she swore I borrowed the recipe from her in the early 1980’s and I contend she never let me borrow it. In the end neither of us have ever been able to recreate that first recipe we both fell in love with. After many trials and errors the closest I have been able to come is The Bare Foot Countess’s version, which is fantastic but still not the original one I fell in love with.
This recipe is time consuming but well worth the effort. The main ingredients are 2 1/2 pounds good stew beef, pearl onions I used fresh but frozen will do, tons of mushrooms, 1 bottle of good dry red wine. brandy, salt, pepper and thyme. The cost is quite high so I only make this for special occasions
For the complete recipe look foe .The Bare Foot Countess’s recipe.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!