Braised Beef & Mushrooms Recipe

Looking for an easy Braised Beef & Mushrooms recipe? Learn how to make Braised Beef & Mushrooms using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by almajoly

Makes 12 servings



From EatingWell: January/February 2009 Traditional braises usually call for the meat to be browned first to seal in the juices, but here that step is skipped so it can absorb the wonderful taste of mushrooms, which completely permeate the sauce. If you find them, chanterelle mushrooms can be used in place of the shiitakes. Serve with whole-wheat egg noodles or spaetzle and a mixed green salad.

Recipe Ingredients for Braised Beef & Mushrooms

2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon butter
4 cups onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoon sweet paprika
2 teaspoons fresh marjoram, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
4 pounds beef chuck, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 ground pepper
2 pounds cremini mushrooms, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup beef broth, low-sodium
8 large mushroom caps, Shiitake cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 teaspoons fresh tarragon, or dill for garnish

Recipe Directions for Braised Beef & Mushrooms

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Heat oil and butter in a large heavy casserole or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring, until the onions are soft and beginning to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, paprika and marjoram.

  3. Season beef with 1/2 teaspoon salt and plenty of pepper. Add the beef and cremini mushrooms to the pot; gently stir to combine. Add broth and cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid.

  4. Transfer the pot to the oven and bake until the feef is very tender, 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 hours. Stir in shiitake mushrooms and continue baking, covered, for 15 minutes more. Remove from the oven, uncover and let stand, undisturbed, for about 15 minutes.

  5. Skim or blot any visible fat from the stew. Transfer the beef and mushrooms to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Return the pot to the stove and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook until the sauce just coats a spoon. Stir the beef, mushrooms and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt into the sauce and heat through, about 1 minute. Serve garnished with tarragon (or dill), if desired.

  6. Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 4; let cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Finish with Step 5 just before serving.

Categories

Beef, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 309.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
118
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.1g
20%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
137mg
46%
Sodium
374mg
16%
Potassium
1134mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates
8.7g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
3.7g
Protein
49.5g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 5% Iron 34%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin B12
  • Very high in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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