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Beef blade roast, bourguignon-style
Beef blade roast, bourguignon-style

Beef blade roast, bourguignon-style

Preparation 45 minutes
Cooking time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 to 6


  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) butter
  • 250 ml (1 cup) bacon, minced
  • 500 ml (2 cups) pearl onions
  • 1 kg (2 lb) beef blade roast
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) red wine
  • 310 ml (1 1/4 cups) demi-glace
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Apple and rosemary gremolata:

  • 1 apple, finely diced
  • 7 ml (1/2 tbsp) cider vinegar
  • 7 ml (1/2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) fresh parsley, chopped
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F).
  2. In an oven-safe saucepan, melt the butter over high heat and brown the bacon and pearl onions.
  3. Set aside on a plate.
  4. In the same saucepan, sear the beef for 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Add the garlic.
  6. Deglaze with red wine and add the demi-glace.
  7. Season with pepper.
  8. Bring to a boil.
  9. Cover and cook in the oven for 2 hours.
  10. Add the bacon and pearl onions to the saucepan 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
  11. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together all the gremolata ingredients. Set aside.
  12. Remove the beef from the sauce. Let cool.
  13. Debone and pull the meat apart.
  14. Discard the excess fat.
  15. Place the pulled beef back in the sauce.
  16. Serve on top of mashed potatoes garnished with pearl onions and bacon, and sprinkled with apple and rosemary gremolata.
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