Recipes Venison Bourguignon 8 months ago 1 Comment Facebook Prev Article Next Article Facebook Prev Article Next Article Related Posts South Indian Mutton Curry February 7, 2022 New Recipe: What’s The Difference Between Sponge Cake And Chiffon Cake? admin April 7, 2022 New Recipe: Plum, rosemary and gin sorbet admin February 5, 2022 New Recipe: Turn a batch of homemade sable cookies into an easy ice cream cake admin April 26, 2021 New Recipe: Juliet’s coffee and walnut cake admin February 3, 2022 New Recipe: Viewpoint: Online sensation Nathan has the recipe for success admin April 4, 2022 About The Author More from this Author One Response zachdit October 7, 2021 This is from a [“guide to seasonal soups,”](https://www.countere.com/home/countere-guide-to-seasonal-soups-forest-seeker) which also includes the recipes to Clam Chowder (Fall), Lamb Navarin (Spring), and Seafood Ceviche (summer)! This is perfect for winter, enjoy it! **Ingredients** * 1 large roughly chopped white or yellow onion * 1 large carrot sliced into 1/2-inch-thick medallions * 10 cloves finely minced garlic, separated into two equal piles * 10-20 small pearl onions * 2 tablespoons tomato paste * 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme * 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley, divided for garnish and recipe (1 tbsp respectively) * 1 pound fresh or dried white or brown mushrooms (cut into quarters if fresh) * 2 bay leaves * Olive oil * 1/2 pounds bacon, each slice roughly chopped in half into squares * 4 pounds venison, cut into 2-inch chunks (any roasting cut is good, I’ve used anything from scraps to a whole venison hind-leg on the bone). * Salt and freshly ground pepper * 2 tablespoons flour * 3 cups drinkable dry red wine (pinot noir, merlot, or chianti) * 2 cups beef stock/bone broth * 2 tablespoons butter **Note:** Makes roughly 4-6 servings. **Directions** 1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. 2. Put your oven-safe stock pot or Dutch oven on your stovetop and fry the bacon in olive oil until slightly browned. Make sure to keep temperatures relatively low so as to not burn the bottom of your pot. Set the bacon aside. 3. Salt and pepper the venison, then sear it on all sides in the fat/oil from the bacon. Add to the plate/container where you’ve put your bacon. 4. Add carrots and onions to the pot, then fry in the oil/fat from earlier until soft (add more oil if vegetables are sticking to the bottom of the pot). Add half the garlic, fry for 1 minute, then add the bacon and venison back in. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. 5. Add wine, and scrape the fond that’s built up on the bottom of the pot. Add the stock/bone broth, tomato paste, and herbs (withholding 1 tbsp parsley for garnish). Stir to combine, cover, and place in the oven for 2-4 hours or until the meat is fork tender. If liquids have evaporated midway and you’re in danger of burning, add more stock/bone broth. 6. Bring a small pot of water to a boil, cut the ends off one side of your pearl onions (this will help in removing skins), then toss them into the pot for 2-3 minutes uncovered. Remove from the water, and once they are cool enough to touch you should be able to just squeeze the onion skins off. Reserve in a bowl for later. 7. Place a colander over a bowl and pour the venison and liquid through this. Take the resulting liquid and bring to a gentle simmer on your stove top. Separate the meat from the vegetables. Discard any bones. Separating the vegetables from the meat and sauce allows you to creative a very rich and professional-looking dish, so I do believe it to be an important step. I like to save the cooked-down vegetables to add to leftover stew the next day. 8. Once the simmering liquid has reached a consistency thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, it’s ready. If it’s not getting there properly, or you’re in a rush, you can fork together a 50/50 mixture of 1 tbsp butter and flour. Mix this into the liquid and you will notice it thickens quite well. If it’s too thick, mix in some more bone broth or stock. 9. While the sauce is reducing, fry the mushrooms in butter. Do not move the mushrooms excessively, as this causes them to bleed liquid and lose the “crust” they develop. In the last minute or so of mushroom-cooking add the reserved garlic and a dash of parsley. When the garlic is golden, remove from heat and reserve. 10. Your bourguignon is now ready. Serve with mashed potatoes (rice or butter noodles are also acceptable substitutes). You can mix your meat, mushrooms, and pearl onions into your finished sauce before serving—or you can go fancy and place your meat on a bed of mashed potatoes, dot with pearl onions and mushrooms, and then coat in your sauce. Garnish with parsley, and enjoy! Reply Add Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.