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This was really good. Despite the long list of ingredients, it is actually very easy to make. The dish gives off a wonderful aroma as it is slow cooking and the whole house smelled wonderful. I followed the directions as posted, however I found that the carrots and pearl onions were not soft enough after 30 minutes covered, in Step 14. I even increased the heat a little and let it simmer another 25 mins or so and they still were not soft enough. I think next time I might put them in in Step 12 and let them simmer for an hour and a half with the beef, or maybe put them in a half hour into the beef simmering. Anyway, this was a tasty dish and we enjoyed our dinner. Thanks, Annacia!

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Dr. Jenny May 20, 2008

I made this a little differently than the recipe: I did not use thyme, as my husband is allergic, and I made it all in the crockpot, browning the meat first and then just throwing everything else in. I used frozen pearl onions, and let it simmer for about 5 hours. I served it over rice, and added a bit more salt. It came out fantastic! My 2 year old son, who never eats meat, ate 2 bowls of it! Thank you so much for this recipe. I will definitely be making this again.

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mosma March 18, 2007

This falls into the comfort food category. After browning the mushrooms and the meat, frozen pearl onions and baby cut carrots were added to the pot along with a slightly reduced amount of coffee and water. The dish was cooked in my slow cooker for about 4 hours on low. The aroma was wonderful. This was served on top of gluten free pasta with a green salad on the side. Made for Zaar Stars.

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PaulaG February 13, 2012

Wonderful aroma filled my house. I used frozen onions. Great for cold winter days. Made for PRMR,

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Lavender Lynn February 05, 2012

This dish is delicious. I did deviate from the cooking method a little in that I cooked it in a 350 degree oven for 2 hours. I didn't have the time to babysit it on the stove. I also took the frozen pearl onion route, which appeared to be just fine. I am not fond of the taste and texture baby carrots give, cooked, so used 3 large carrots. Made for Photo Tag game. :)

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Lori Mama April 19, 2011

This was very good. The smells that filled my kitchen as it was cooking, were wonderful. The flavor was wonderful too. We enjoyed this dish very much. I love pearl onions, mushrooms and carrots so this had a lot for me to love! I did replace the oregano with tarragon, because I don't care much for oregano in a brown gravy/sauce.Semi-picky DH loved it too, and that says ALOT!Sometimes he will not even try something new, and I rate it on my own.This was not one of those times, he tried, he liked! Thanks Annacia for a keeper.

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Bert's Kitchen Witch March 25, 2007
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