Boeuf Bourguignon with Beef Strips and Bacon Strips

Boeuf Bourguignon with Beef Strips and Bacon Strips
Serves 4.

Ingredients:
2 packs Beef Strips
1 pack Smoked Bacon Strips
2 onions, cut in rings
250 g (large) carrots, sliced
3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
1 bag fresh baby potatoes, unpeeled, halved
500 ml full-bodied red wine
1 can tomato paste (140 g)
2 sprigs thyme
2 bay leaves
good handful chopped parsley
250 g mushrooms
1 jar pickled pearl onions, drained
oil for frying
salt and pepper

Preparation:
Stir-fry the Beef Strips on medium heat until nicely browned on all sides; leave to rest for a few minutes. Follow the same procedure for the Smoked Bacon Strips.

Sauté the onion, carrots and garlic slices in a few tablespoons of oil in a deep casserole. Add the tomato paste and sauté shortly. Deglaze with the red wine and add the potatoes, bay leaves, thyme and parsley to the pot. Simmer, uncovered, for about 15 minutes. Scrub the mushrooms and add these to the sauce, together with the pearl onions. Simmer for another 5 minutes, then add the Beef Strips and the Smoked  Bacon Strips. Warm through and season to taste with salt and pepper.