French Beef Stew Deluxe

French Beef Stew Deluxe

  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 20 min
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min
  • Serving: 8

Everyone will say, "Oui!" to a bowl of French Beef Stew Deluxe.


  • 3 bacon slices, cut into pieces
  • 2 pounds round steak, cut in 1 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon instant minced onions
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry thyme leaves
  • 1 strip orange peel
  • 18 small white onions
  • 3/4 pound small mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1, 10 ounce package frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup pitted ripe olives, drained


  1. In large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, fry bacon until crisp; push bacon bits to side of pan. Add meat to pan and brown. Stir in 1 cup water, wine, bouillon cube, garlic, minced onion, salt, thyme and orange peel. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer one hour or until meat is tender.
  2. In covered medium saucepan over high heat, in about 1 inch salted water, cook onions 10 minutes; add mushrooms and continue cooking 5 more minutes; drain.
  3. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water; stir into stew; heat to boiling, stirring constantly until thickened. Add onions, mushrooms, peas and olives; cover and cook 10 minutes or until peas are tender.


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