Nothing better on a cold winter night than a bottle of red wine, and a delicious Burgundy you made with it. For a quick and easy slow cooked meal, look no further. This Elk Burgundy recipe is the perfect meal for a cozy evening in.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 to 2 pounds elk venison stew meat, cut into cubes
- 2 cups red wine (Burgundy, Chianti or Merlot)
- 1 cup brandy
- 2 1/2 cups beef stock
- 6 slices thick bacon, coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 cup pearl onions
- 16 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Salt and pepper
- 4 green onions, chopped (optional)
Let’s walk through it:
Preheat your oven to 450*, and cube your elk meat.
While your oven is preheating, heat a dutch oven pot over medium high heat, cook some bacon until it is light brown. Remove from the heat and drain the grease on a paper towel. Save that delicious bacon grease in the pot.
Take cubed elk meat in the pan until it’s browned on every side. Make sure your pan isn’t too crowded by cooking in batches.
Once the meat is all cooked, set aside. Into the hot pan, saute diced onion and chopped garlic until it’s translucent.
Add the meat back to the dutch oven, sprinkle a little bit of flour over the meat and stir to coat.
Bake in the oven for 5 more minutes, then remove and reduce the heat to 350*.
Into your dutch oven add wine, brandy, tomato paste and beef stocks. Stir into the meat mixture, then add some thyme, salt, pepper and bay leaf.
Put the pot back into the oven with the lid on and cook for 3 hours, or until the meat is tender.
Saute some mushrooms in melted butter until brown about an hour before serving. Add the mushrooms and some pearl onions to the mixture and cook for the rest of the time. Remove from the oven.
Serve your delicious Elk Burgundy however desired, over cream style mash potatoes or polenta. Green onions make a good garnish, if you’re feeling fancy.
You made it! Enjoy your incredible meal!!
Sourced from the wonderful Pertersenhunting.com, nevadafoodies.com: https://www.petersenshunting.com/editorial/elk-venison-burgundy-recipe/348959