Beef Bourguignon Pie With Mushy Green Pea

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


4 pickling onions, peeled and halved
2 smalls bacon rasher, sliced to strips
2 teaspoons of olive oil
500 grams of gravy beef, trimmed and cut into 2cm pieces, coated in pl
2 teaspoons of tomato paste
1 teaspoon of fresh thyme leaves
Cooking oil spray
2 cups of green peas thawed
1 teaspoon of olive oil 2 tablespoons of finely chopped brown onion
2 tablespoons of vegetable stock


Making beef bourguignon
Cook bacon on medium heat until crispy. Absorb the excessive fat with paper and rest
In the same pan, add onions and cook until browned (approx. 3-5 minutes) and remove from pan
Add olive oil onto the same pan, cook mushrooms until browned and remove from pan
In the same pan, cook beef until browned. Then add cooked bacon and onions together with thyme and tomato paste. Stir fry until well combined.
Add wine and stock in and bring it to boil. Reduce to low heat and let it simmer (covered) for 1 hour
Add cooked mushrooms and continue to let it simmered (uncovered) until beef is tender (approx. 40-45 minutes). Then add in the parsley.
Making puff pie lid
Preheat the oven to 200'c (390'f) fan forced
Cut the puff pastry sheet to fit your baking dishes. Use cookie cutters to make creative shapes to decorate your puff pie lid such as flowers or alphabets or words (e.g. name, love etc). Bake the pastry on oil sprayed tray until light golden browned (5-10 minutes). Your tray must be at the middle of your fan oven.
Making mushy pea
On medium heat, cook onion until light golden browned.
Add cream and stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and let it simmer for a few minutes.
Turn the heat off and mash it with folk gently. Season with salt and pepper.
To serve, spoon the beef bourguignon onto a baking dish (microwaved so it is warm). Close with the puff pie lid and serve with mushy green pea in another baking dish.




Liz Tu's picture

Love the recipe! Thanks Joe!

Kamonwan's picture

Wow! That's good. Need to taste.

Andrew Devine's picture

Shall we call you Julia Child, Joe?

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Lauren O'brien's picture

Can't wait to try this one, looks delicious!

Pojwaree Ja Lertsutthichawan's picture

wanna eat bout dont wanna cook.. how? :P

Kat's picture

Yummo! Will you make it for me? :-)

Nicole Sultana's picture

Looks wonderful. I never would have thought to try this dish. Wouldn't even know how to pronounce it, let alone cook it! But you actually make it look quite do-able to cook it! Makes me want to bite right into the computer! :-)

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Kellie Henderson's picture

Yum Joe - this looks fabulous! You would have won the Masterchef taste test challenge!!



Malcolm McLauren's Paris Paris song was intentionally turned up quite loud to cheer me up for a very master chef challenge of attempting for the French classic recipe, beef bourguignon pies.

It's always frustrating when an exotic recipe is supposed to take you to a gastronomic paradise but turned out to be a total disaster dumping you right down in front of your kitchen's stove.

I was wishing Melbourne's Chef Jaques Reymond or Julia Child could be standing just right next to me and reassuring through this two hours long cooking challenge.

Finally, it turned out to be a little pride in mastering a recipe that brings me back the classic Paris brasserie ambience.

À votre santé!




Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 11:21am

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