Cook and stir bacon in Dutch oven on medium heat until crisp. Use slotted spoon to remove bacon from pan; drain on paper towels. Add 2 Tbsp. dressing to bacon drippings in pan; mix well. Reserve for later use.
Combine 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 tsp. pepper in large bowl. Add beef pieces; toss to evenly coat meat with flour mixture. Gently shake beef to remove excess flour mixture; discard unused flour mixture.
Heat reserved dressing mixture on medium-high heat. Add half the beef pieces; cook 8 to 10 min. or until evenly browned, stirring frequently. Use slotted spoon to transfer browned meat to medium bowl. Cook remaining beef pieces in drippings remaining in pan; add to cooked beef in bowl, reserving meat drippings in pan.
Add vegetables to reserved drippings; cook and stir 5 min. Stir in garlic. Return browned beef to pan along with the beef broth, wine and bay leaf; stir. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 1 hour or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally.
Mix thyme with remaining dressing, flour and pepper until blended. Add to stew; mix well. Simmer 15 min. or until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove and discard bay leaf. Spoon meat mixture into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with bacon.
Heat oven to 400ºF. Prepare dough for Foolproof PHILLY Pie Crust Recipe; place on lightly floured surface. Roll out to size 1/2 inch larger than top of casserole dish; place over casserole dish. Flute edge, sealing pastry to edge of dish. Cut several slits in crust to allow steam to escape; place on baking sheet.
Bake 35 to 40 min. or until golden brown, covering edge of crust with foil for the last 10 min. if necessary to prevent overbrowning.
Prepare using non-alcoholic red wine.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.