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Old 03-11-2011, 07:30 AM   #1
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Beef stew with mushrooms & marsala

BEEF STEW WITH MUSHROOMS & MARSALA
2 pounds lean stewing beef (round or chuck), cut in 1-inch cubes
cup all-purpose flour
teaspoon salt
teaspoon finely ground fresh black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
3 celery stalks, sliced into -inch pieces
pound small mushrooms, cut into halves or quarters
teaspoon dried thyme
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons brown sugar
cup Marsala Wine or Dry Sherry
1 14-ounce can beef broth
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
water
1 pound small red potatoes (or more if desired), cut into quarters
1 cup frozen peas, rinsed
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1. Rinse meat and pat dry.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large Dutch Oven over medium-high heat.
3. Add flour, salt, and pepper to a plastic bag and shake to mix well; add half the meat to
the bag and shake to coat well.
4. Shake off excess flour and add meat to pan; cook about 3 to 5 minutes until the meat
releases easily from the pan and is well browned on that side; turn the meat over and
continue cooking until well browned on all sides; reduce heat if pan begins to smoke;
remove meat from pan and set aside in a large bowl.
5. Add another 1 tablespoon of oil to pan; repeat steps 3 and 4 with the remaining half of
the meat; add the cooked meat to bowl.
6. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan, then add the onions, carrots, and celery;
cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until veggies are soft and onion starts
to brown, about 5 to 10 minutes.
7. Add the mushrooms and the thyme to the pan, stir to combine, and cook about 5 more
minutes, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms release their liquid.
8. Add the minced garlic and the brown sugar to the pan, stir and cook about 1 minute or
until you begin to smell the garlic.
9. Add 2 tablespoons of the flour remaining in the bag to the pan, and stir well to combine;
cook about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
10. Add Marsala or Sherry to pan and stir, scrapping the bottom of the pan to release any
brown bits.
11. Add beef broth and vinegar to pan; add enough water to cover meat; bring to boil; if
gravy is too thick, add additional water.
12. Reduce heat to low, cover pan, and simmer stew for about 2 hours, stirring
occasionally; remove lid if stew is too thin.
13. About 45 minutes before the stew is done cooking; add potatoes, stir to combine, and
continue cooking until potatoes are done.
14. Add peas and continue cooking until heated, about 3 to 5 minutes more.
15. Taste stew for seasoning and add salt and/or pepper if needed.
16. Add parsley to stew, stir to combine, and serve.





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Oh yum! That looks excellent. Copied and pasted, Thanks, LT!
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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That looks and sounds great! Thanks!
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:39 AM   #4
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Never thought about using Marsala in my beef stew, but I'll bet it would be good!
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Beef stew with mushrooms & marsala [SIZE=2]BEEF STEW WITH MUSHROOMS & MARSALA 2 pounds lean stewing beef (round or chuck), cut in 1-inch cubes cup all-purpose flour teaspoon salt teaspoon finely ground fresh black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 3 celery stalks, sliced into -inch pieces pound small mushrooms, cut into halves or quarters teaspoon dried thyme 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons brown sugar cup Marsala Wine or Dry Sherry 1 14-ounce can beef broth 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar water 1 pound small red potatoes (or more if desired), cut into quarters 1 cup frozen peas, rinsed 2 tablespoons minced parsley 1. Rinse meat and pat dry. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large Dutch Oven over medium-high heat. 3. Add flour, salt, and pepper to a plastic bag and shake to mix well; add half the meat to the bag and shake to coat well. 4. Shake off excess flour and add meat to pan; cook about 3 to 5 minutes until the meat releases easily from the pan and is well browned on that side; turn the meat over and continue cooking until well browned on all sides; reduce heat if pan begins to smoke; remove meat from pan and set aside in a large bowl. 5. Add another 1 tablespoon of oil to pan; repeat steps 3 and 4 with the remaining half of the meat; add the cooked meat to bowl. 6. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan, then add the onions, carrots, and celery; cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until veggies are soft and onion starts to brown, about 5 to 10 minutes. 7. Add the mushrooms and the thyme to the pan, stir to combine, and cook about 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms release their liquid. 8. Add the minced garlic and the brown sugar to the pan, stir and cook about 1 minute or until you begin to smell the garlic. 9. Add 2 tablespoons of the flour remaining in the bag to the pan, and stir well to combine; cook about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. 10. Add Marsala or Sherry to pan and stir, scrapping the bottom of the pan to release any brown bits. 11. Add beef broth and vinegar to pan; add enough water to cover meat; bring to boil; if gravy is too thick, add additional water. 12. Reduce heat to low, cover pan, and simmer stew for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally; remove lid if stew is too thin. 13. About 45 minutes before the stew is done cooking; add potatoes, stir to combine, and continue cooking until potatoes are done. 14. Add peas and continue cooking until heated, about 3 to 5 minutes more. 15. Taste stew for seasoning and add salt and/or pepper if needed. 16. Add parsley to stew, stir to combine, and serve. [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/luckytrim/BeefStew012.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/luckytrim/BeefStew020.jpg[/IMG] [/SIZE] 3 stars 1 reviews
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