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Lighter Beef Bourguignon in 45 minutes

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 420
Protein 33g
Fat 17g
Carbs 25g
Total Time 50 minutes

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Lighter Beef Bourguignon in 45 minutes

Ingredients

Lighter Beef Bourguignon in 45 minutes
Ingredients for 5 servings

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1lb top sirloin, fat trimmed and cut into 1.5-inch chunks
  • pinch sea salt & pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 (yellow) pearl onions or 1 large (yellow) onion
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons AP flour OR arrowroot for a gluten-free option
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 4 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1lb red potatoes (or creamer potatoes), halved
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms (whole or sliced)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish
    • fresh thyme
Steps
  1. Set a dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot on medium high heat.  Once hot, add avocado oil and beef sirloin.  Add sea salt, pepper, oregano and thyme as it sears for about 4 minutes, or until deep marks appear on the beef.  Then reduce the heat to medium and  remove the beef.
  2. Add olive oil, onion and carrot.  Cook for 1 -2 minutes then sprinkle in the flour or starch and stir for 1 minute.  Pour in the red wine and let it reduce by about half while you also deglaze (or scrape) the bottom of the pot with a wooden spatula to mix in all of the flavor trapped there.  Add the beef back to the pot and stir into the reduced wine for 1 minute.
  3. Increase the heat to medium high, then pour in the beef broth and add the potatoes and mushrooms.  Add the bay leaf, then cover and cook for as little as 45 minutes; BUT, for best results and a thicker stew any time between 2 – 3 hours is best.  In my opinion – 45 minutes for a weekly meal prep recipe, 2 – 3 hours for a Sunday family dinner!
    Lighter Beef Bourguignon in 45 minutes
  4. Garnish with fresh thyme and enjoy!
    Lighter Beef Bourguignon in 45 minutes

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Calories
420
Protein
33g
Fat
17g
Carbs
25g
Sodium
710mg
Fiber
4g
Sugar
5g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.