1 cup Burgundy or other dry red wine
1 clove garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried whole thyme
3 pounds lean beef for stewing, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans condensed beef broth, undiluted
6 carrots, scraped and cut into 2-inch slices
12 small boiling onions
6 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
Combine first 6 ingredients; pour over beef in a shallow dish. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours.
Drain meat, reserving marinade. Remove and discard bay leaves.
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat; brown beef in oil.
Add broth and reserved marinade; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
Add carrots, onions and potatoes. Cover and cook 30 minutes.
Makes 2 1/2 quarts.