Beef Stew With Carrots and Mushrooms

READY IN: 3hrs 25mins
Recipe by Sharon123

This is a classic! With small portobello mushrooms (cremini) and carrots, red wine and no tomatoes! Adapted from Cooking Light magazine(Jan/Feb 2006).

Top Review by pjmlx3

I tried this because I wanted to make beef stew, had a bunch of mushrooms to use, and forgot to buy tomato juice for my usual stew. I used button mushrooms, but I didn't have broth, so I used "Better than Boullion" and didn't add salt. I also added a few dashes of Cholula hot sauce at the end. The whole family loved the stew, although it was a bit salty from the boullion. I'll make this again using the low sodium broth as called for.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms, and sauté for 5 minutes or until mushrooms begin to brown. Spoon the mushrooms into a large bowl. Lightly coat the skillet with cooking spray. Add onion; sauté 10 minutes or until tender and golden brown. Add the garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add the onion mixture to the mushroom mixture.
  2. Put flour in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Dredge the beef pieces in flour, shaking off excess. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in skillet over medium high heat. Add half of the beef mixture; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoons salt. Cook 6 minutes, browning on all sides. Add browned beef to mushroom mixture. Repeat procedure with remaining beef mixture and 1/8 teaspoons salt.
  3. Add 1 cup wine to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add thyme, broth, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Stir in beef mixture. Cover, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer for 1 hour or until beef is just tender.
  4. Stir in potatoes and carrots. Simmer, uncovered, 1 hour and 15 minutes or until beef and vegetables are really tender and sauce is thick, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoons salt and pepper. Discard bay leaf. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if you are using. Enjoy!

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