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Hearty Country French Stew inspired by The Nightingale


  • 2 lbs beef stew meat
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 34 strips of thick bacon
  • 1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon or dry red wine
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 can of baby carrots
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 bag of frozen pearl onions
  • 1 can diced potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic


  1. Marinade the stew meat in 1 cup of wine for a few hours or overnight.
  2. In the bottom of a dutch oven, cook the bacon and break into smaller pieces.
  3. Remove the bacon and leave the grease.
  4. Remove the stew meat from wine and mix with flour.
  5. Brown the stew meat in the bacon grease.
  6. Add the garlic.
  7. Add back the bacon.
  8. Add the fire roasted tomatoes, carrots, and potatoes with the juices.
  9. Add the pearl onions.
  10. Add 1 cup of wine and 3 cups of beef broth.
  11. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 2 hours.
  12. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Serve immediately.
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