Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beef Provencal

Prep / Total time : 2 hours  30 minutes       Serves  6 to  8

Seasoning :
3                pounds  boneless beef chuck, cut into 1 - 1/2 inch pieces
All purpose flour, for coating beef
1-1/2         teaspoon  kosher salt
1/2            teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Saute :
3              tablespoons olive oil
1              large white onions, coarsely chopped
4              garlic cloves, minced
1/2           cup red  wine

6              new red potatoes, peeled and half
1/2           pound  white mushrooms, quartered
4              large carrots, peeled and sliced in 1/4 inch-thick pieces
1              cup fresh peas, or 6 oz. frozen, thawed
1              cup Kalamata olives
4              sprigs parsley, minced

Seasoning :
Preheat over to 325 degrees. Place flour, salt and pepper in zip-lock plastic bag. Add beef chunks and coat evenly, shaking off excess.

Saute :
Heat olive oil in heavy large Dutch oven over high heat. Add half of the beef and brown well on all sides. Transfer beef to plate and continue to sear remaining half and transfer beef to plate. Add onions to the Dutch oven, sauté until soften.

1 .  Add garlic, continue to sauté. Add wine scraping pot. Add chicken broth, orange strips, bay leaves, herbs and chopped tomatoes. Bring to a simmer. Add meat. Return to a simmer and cover Dutch oven and place in preheated oven for 1 hour.
3 .   After an hour, add potatoes, carrots and mushrooms. Simmer until meat is tender, 1 -2 hours. Remove and add peas and olives Stir together
4 .   Serve in soup bowls, sprinkle with minced parsley.

An herbal, spicy Cabernet Franc , Sauvignon Blanc or a juicy, bright Italian red.


  1. A perfect delicious & homey dish to serve at anytime. Salivating !
    Hope you're having a lovely week ahead dear.
    Blessings, Kristy

    1. Hi Kristy, fall is the time we get back into comfort meals . My week is going great and do so hope your week is very , very nice . Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Dear Nee, This is a beautiful fall meal. I always loved this type of meal when my mom would make this. I haven't made this in a while. Looks delish!
    Thank you again Nee for the encouragement and kindness. I really appreciate it more than you know.
    xo Catherine

    1. Good evening dear Catherine ,
      My mom made this also , I put my own twist to it .
      Catherine , when something touches me so sweetly and gentle , I can't hold it in , I have to tell the person and my dear your are so very welcome . Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Dear Nee, Happy Fall, a perfect meal for a cool fall day! I haven't had this type of dish in a long time. My mom would make something very similar to this. A real hearty dish, even though there are potatoes in this, I would love a chunk of Italian bread to soak up all the juices. I can smell it from Long Island. Love your wine pairing too. Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe. Blessings to you and your family..Dottie :)

    1. Good evening Dottie ,
      Happy Fall to you , the weather is nice and breezy , not to warm , just beautiful .
      I cook lots of potatoes in my soups and stews , potatoes is healthy and has lots potassium in them which is good for high blood pressure . Also they have no fats , cholesterol or fats . I always serve garlic bread with this dish .
      My aunt says I should do pairing . Maybe I will , will see how it goes , there are so many good wines out there . The dish do may the house smell homey . Blessing to you dear Dottie and your family , thanks for stopping by :) ~~Nee~~

  4. Hi Nee!!!

    Happy Fall to you and all those lovely cherubs down there:) What a yummy looking meal. I haven't been eating much beef lately but every once in a while I do prepare it for Marion. She would love this dish especially with the addition of Olives, lol...(btw, did I miss how much wine to add?)

    It sure is a hearty dish to welcome Fall, Nee. Thank you so much for sharing...Give those kiddies a hug for me:)

  5. Hi Louise !!!

    Happy Fall right back at you , the awesome foursome has me jumping through loops , see I forgot the wine (corrected) .
    I also make this dish with turkey breast only I use white wine .

    I am so proud of you and I will give the kids some hugs and tell them it's from the cookie lady Mrs. Louise , they make those cookies 2 or 3 times a month , now they do them along until the baking . You give Marion a hug and ask her can she dance like the Genie ( I am so bad )
    Thanks for stopping by ;-D

    1. Marion said she will dance like a Genie as soon as you and your magical family come for a visit, lol...Of course, you must wait until she is finished crocheting her latest baby blanket. She just found out she is going to be a Great, Great Grandmother for the first time!!! Yes, two greats, lol...

      It thrills me to know the kids are baking those cookies all by themselves now, with the exception of the oven. My daughter says the grandkids are baking them too, lol...Why is it I have no cookies I wonder, lol...

      Turkey sounds like a great replacement Nee, thanks:) Enjoy the rest of your day:)

    2. (giggling) tell Marion it would be worth the trip to see her shake her booty like that .
      I thought it would be a good exercise for you ... ain't I bad or as hubby says naughty.

      I know they are having a ball learning to cook . Michele is a wonderful mama , so many don't take time with their kids .
      Jenny (second girl) told Jonny (oldest boy) that he better learn to cook because his wife would go crazy with him asking her what's to eat . ;- D .

      Tell Marion congrats and she is so blessed . I know there is excitement ... I am so happy and know the baby will be so loved .
      My Kudos to you my friend for being such a loving and kind friend to Marion , but now she is your family , can't get any better than that .

      Tell Marion I am so glad she like the Genie ... I will send her a dancing bear soon , have a good evening . ;- D ~~Nee~~

  6. Hi Nee,
    Wow, that is one delicious looking dish! I do not eat beef, but I think with pork would be delicious too.
    Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful Fall Season!

    1. Hi Joyce ,
      What a great idea , pork would go nicely . Thanks for stopping by :)


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