Beef with champ, sauteed mushrooms and béarnaise sauce

March 27, 2013

Beef with champ, sauteed mushrooms and béarnaise sauce

By March 27, 2013

Today I was in the mood of cooking big style. Sort of speak, to stay in the kitchen until I drop. And until my eyes hurt because of all the chopped onions. But it was worth it! A sophisticated dish, delicious and different, according to my husband.  If you want to impress someone, this is the way to do it. 

  • Prep Time : 10 minutes
  • Cook Time : 3h 20 min
  • Yield : 4
  • Allergens : ,
Nutrition facts (per portion) : 0: 400; 1: 20;




1. Heat the oven to 150 degrees. Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan, add the onion and garlic and leave for 6-8 minutes until they soften and turn gold. Remove and place in a ovenproof casserole with a lid.

2. Heat the remaining oil in a pan and fry the beef on high heat, mixing for 3-4 minutes until it turns gold and all the liquid has evaporated. Pour flour in the pan, mix well so it won't make lumps. Seazon well. Reduce the heat to medium, pour the wine and mix constantly until it begins to boil.

3. Pour everyting in the casserole, add the sage, soup and tomato paste, cover and leave in the oven for 2-3 hours, until the meat becomes tender. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with parsley.

4. Boil the potatoes in water with salt. Drain well, smash with a fork, mix with chopped onion, parsley and butter. Season.

5. Cut roughly the mushrooms and fry in a well heated pan, in a tbsp of olive oil. Season then add the garlic and butter and leave for a few more minutes.

6. Chop the onion and tarragon. Mix with pepper, vinegar and wine and bring to a boil on a low heat. Remove from heat. Put another saucepan on the stove and melt the butter on low heat until it turns gold.

7. Mix the egg yolks with the tarragon sauce, then heat at bain marie. Using a whisk or a mixer, beat the composition, on low heat, until becomes thick. Turn off the heat, add the butter and mix again until everything cools down.

8. Serve the meat on a bed of champ, topped with the sauce and mushrooms.


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