Rich, savory stew of prime beef in red wine and cognac with traditional French herbs, pearl onions, garlic, mushrooms, bacon and dried orange: a French classic! A rustic country bread for mopping the juices, a tossed green salad, a platter of cheeses, and a nice bottle of red wine are all you need to round out this fabulous meal in true French style. Bon appetit! Adapted from Williams-Sonoma. Notes: Can be made in the crock-pot. I like to make this in advance, as it tastes better the second day. Occasionally I've reduced the marinade time to just an hour or two, and it still turns out fine. Freezes and reheats beautifully, and leftovers make a lovely shepherd's pie see my recipe #355446 #355446.