You will need to allow adequate prep time for this dish - I recommend starting
about 3-3.5 hours before you plan to serve dinner.
cubes with mixture of flour, salt and pepper in plastic bag. Heat oil in large
Dutch oven; add floured beef cubes and brown. Transfer meat to separate dish. Add
bacon pieces to Dutch oven, brown lightly and then add chopped onion, carrots and
garlic. Cook bacon-onion mixture for about five minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add beef to
the bacon & vegetable mixture, then combine tomato paste with water, wine, parsley, bay leaves and thyme
and add to the meat mixture in the Dutch oven.
slightly and bake, covered, at 325°
F. for two hours or until meat is tender. Remove bay leaves and skim off
fat if necessary. Stir pearl onions and mushrooms into meat mixture, cover and
bake for thirty minutes longer.
with buttered egg noodles, a green salad and fresh bread. For a birthday dinner,
serve Black Devils Food
Chocolate Cake for dessert!