Boeuf bourguignon i

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Salad or peanut oil
2 larges Slices fatback
1½ cup Carrots; diced
2 pounds Rump roast, cut into 1/4-in slices
2 mediums Onions
1 \N Cl Garlic; minced fine
2 \N Shallots; finely chopped
½ pounds Mushrooms; chopped
½ \N Bottle Burgundy wine
⅓ cup Cognac
\N \N Salt; to taste
\N \N Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Recipe by: The New York Times Cookbook 1. Pour the oil into the bottom of a two-quart flameproof casserole and add one slice of the fatback.

2. Add the diced carrots and cover them with a single layer of one-third of the sliced beef. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3. Sprinkle the meat with half the onions, garlic, shallots and mushrooms.

4. Cover with a layer of half the remaining beef and sprinkle with more salt and pepper.

5. Add the remaining onions, garlic, shallots and mushrooms and cover with a final layer of the remaining beef. Top with the second slice of fatback.

6. Pour the burgundy and cognac over all.

7. Season with additional salt and pepper.

8. Place the casserole over high heat and, when it begins to simmer, cover and lower the heat. Cook 3½ hours.

While the casserole is cooking the liquid should barely bubble.

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