I seriously am loving all the food we’ve been eating on the Omni Drops Program. Last night we had Beef Bourguignon and it was rich and so full of delicious flavor. This traditional french meal is usually made with pearl onions and mushrooms but this time around I by-passed the onions. You could definitely add them if you were on phase 3 of the program.
4oz beef, cubed
1 cup beef broth or water
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1 clove garlic crushed and sliced
Pinch of dried thyme
Pinch of marjoram
Salt & pepper to taste
Lightly braise beef cubes with onion and garlic. Combine all ingredients in small saucepan. Add liquid ingredients and spices. Slow cook for a minimum of 30 minutes or until beef is tender. Add additional water as needed to achieve desired consistency. Makes 1 serving for Omni Drops Program Phase 2.
Phase 3 modifications: Add ½ cup red wine, whisk in cold butter and add additional non-starchy vegetables (like mushrooms).
To go with the Beef Bourguignon, I decided to make some “Cabbage Rice”. Just put the cabbage in a food processor and pulse until it’s broken down into itty bitty pieces about the size of rice. Place in a bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Serve the Beef over the “rice”.
Weight loss update: I’m down 42 pounds and my husband is down 50 pounds. I’ll be starting phase 3 on Saturday!
Just had a question, what type of beef broth did you use? like box from the store or did you make this yourself. I was also curious about the chicken broth.
I can’t recall which brand and I don’t currently have any on hand but I found some good ones at Walmart that are low in sodium, fat and sugar. Those are the three ingredients that I make sure to check on any broth I purchase. I also always buy broth in the carton, rather than a can. I’m not sure if that makes a difference as I haven’t checked the nutritional values of a can in a long time.
I LOVE other recipes i have tried on your site! Its keeping me on track, down 58 pounds total. one question about this recipe, what kind of beef do you use?
Congratulations on the weight loss. 58 pounds is awesome! Keep up the great work.
For the beef, I normally use sirloin.