This is another boozy beef recipe. This time for slow cooked beef cuts in a red wine sauce. I don’t remember where I got the recipe from. It is very simple and therefore I know it by heart.
You start off by chopping 1 onion and 2 cloves of garlic.
I like to add dried mushrooms (button mushrooms, porcini and black chanterelles). If you don’t presoak them
they will help thicken the sauce and they will have a fuller flavour. If you use dried morels you should presoak them as they can be very gritty and need to be cleaned before being added to a sauce.
Before serving I add 2 small pieces of dark chocolate (72% cocoa). This gives extra flavour and colour.
Today I served the beef stew with Spätzle (not home made).