Estouffade refers to a French dish made of meat (beef, pork etc) which is cooked very slowly in sealed or tightly closed pan with very little liquid or no liquid at all. Estouffade  is a dish which is either braised or casseroled. Estouffade can also be cooked with red wine, also with vegetables or beans, herbs, seasoning and stock or wine.

Examples of this dish are Estouffade de Boeuf and Estouffade Provencale/a la Provencale, braised beef or a  beef stew with fennel, red wine, and black olives.

Estouffade is also traditionally refer to a brown stock; brown meat stock or "fond brun"which is used to dilute and moisten braised dishes

Estouffade is pronounced "ehs-too-fahd". 

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