(adapted from Rachael Ray’s recipe for Sirloin Beef Burgundy)
- 3 slices bacon, chopped
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 16 white mushrooms, medium in size, wiped with damp cloth to clean, thinly sliced
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup frozen pearl onions, defrosted and drained
- 2 pounds lean sirloin, 1-inch thick, trimmed and cubed into 1 inch pieces
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup burgundy wine
- 1 1/2 cups store bought beef stock
- Bouquet of 3 or 4 sprigs each sage and fresh thyme, tied with kitchen string
- Season with salt, pepper, marjoram
- In a large stock pot over medium/high heat, heat the oil and add the beef pieces. Sprinkle the flour over the beef. Brown the meat on all sides.
- Pour in broth and red wine. Sprinkle in salt, marjoram, thyme and black pepper.
- Bring to a boil. Cover, and reduce heat. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally.
- Add mushrooms and onions to the pot. Liquid should just cover everything. If necessary, add some more wine to cover. Cook until onions are limp.
There were parts of her recipe I wasn’t wild about so I sort of combined her recipe with another one I found on Allrecipes.com. I skipped the mushrooms (of course) and added more bacon.
I got the CANDY ready for the kidlets!
I LOVE Halloween!
In ancient lore, Persephone was tricked into eating Pomegranate seeds from Hades, the King of the Underworld. He kidnapped her and brought her to the Underworld. Persephone’s mother, Demeter, negotiated with Hades for her return. They agreed that she would spend 6 months in the Underworld and then when it was time for Spring, Persephone could return to the land of the living for 6 months. Thus began the Season changes. Halloween traditions include eating Pomegranate seeds and last night was no different. They were sweet and delicious!
I made an offering plate for my ancestors that have passed (another Halloween tradition) and set it on the back porch.
Fat Kitty became glued to my side. But that’s understandable…I was a witch after all. What witch doesn’t have a Familiar? 😉
We didn’t have as many trick-or-treaters as we did last year. 🙁 Kind of a bummer because I love seeing the cute costumes (AND we have tons of candy left over!).
All in all it was a great Halloween!
QUESTION: How was your Halloween? What was the cutest costume you saw?