Italian Beef Stew

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READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
Recipe by JackieOhNo

From "International Beef Stews", Good Food Magazine, November 1986. This is yummy when served over some polenta with a nice Bardolino.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Soak mushrooms in 1-1/2 cups water in small bowl.
  3. Heat 2 T. oil in Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add pancetta and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly crisped, about 8 minutes. Transfer to bowl with slotted spoon.
  4. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Add 1 T. oil to Dutch oven and heat over medium-high heat. Saute beef in batches in oil until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes each batch. Transfer to bowl with pancetta.
  5. Drain mushrooms, reserving soaking liquid. Rinse mushrooms thoroughly, then coarsely chop. Strain soaking liquid through fine sieve or doubled cheesecloth; there should be about 3/4 cup.
  6. Add remaining 1 T. oil to Dutch oven and heat over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add reserved mushroom liquid and the wine. Increase heat to medium-high and boil 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, rosemary, mushrooms, beef, and pancetta. Bake covered until beef is tender, about 1-1/2 hours. Taste and adjust seasonings. Stir in parsley.

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