Bistro Braised Beef With Shiitake and Pearl Onions

"This is a wonderful and oh so satisfying dish. With the long slow cooking the flavors will mellow and become rich."
Bistro Braised Beef With Shiitake and Pearl Onions created by PaulaG
Ready In:
2hrs 6mins




  • Clean shiitake and remove stems, if using other mushrooms simply clean.
  • Leave whole or if mushrooms are large, thickly slice.
  • In a large wide saucepan or Dutch oven, melt butter and 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil over medium-high.
  • Add mushrooms and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and turn into a bowl.
  • In a large bowl, stir flour with salt.
  • Add beef and lightly coat in flour.
  • In the pan that mushrooms were cooked in, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Cook half the meat until browned all over, then remove to a bowl.
  • Repeat with remaining meat adding a little more oil.
  • Stir in coffee, water, garlic, vinegar, brown sugar,Worcestershire, herbs and meat in bowl to the saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low, mixture should be gently simmering.
  • Stir occasionally for 1 1/2 hours, meat should nearly be tender.
  • Stir in carrots and onions.
  • Continue to cook, simmering gently and stirring occasionally until meat is very tender, about 30 minutes.
  • If you would like sauce a little thicker, uncover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Stir in mushrooms.
  • Add pepper to taste.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes or egg noodles, sprinkled with parsley or fresh thyme.

  • Drop unpeeled onions in boiling water for a minute or so.
  • Plunge into cold water.
  • Cut base of onions and squeeze.
  • Onions will pop out of skin.

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  1. PaulaG
    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.
  2. PaulaG
    Bistro Braised Beef With Shiitake and Pearl Onions Created by PaulaG
  3. Lavender Lynn
    Wonderful aroma filled my house. I used frozen onions. Great for cold winter days. Made for PRMR,
  4. Lavender Lynn
    Bistro Braised Beef With Shiitake and Pearl Onions Created by Lavender Lynn
  5. Lori Mama
    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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