Italian Braised Beef With Garlic and Mushrooms

"I found this recipe a couple of weeks back in Metro News, a free newspaper published daily in Toronto. It was ideal for using up a cup of crushed tomatoes that I had in the freezer, left over from another recipe. The sauce is delicious. Because of the small amount of meat called for in the recipe, I would suggest doing as I did and using eye of the round steaks, which I sliced thinly after the dish finished cooking."
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins




  • Combine the mushrooms and boiling water in a small bowl and let stand for 20 minutes.
  • With the fingers, scoop the mushrooms out of the liquid.
  • Strain the mushroom soaking liquid through a fine-meshed sieve and set aside.
  • Coarsely chop the mushrooms.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine the mushrooms, soaking liquid, tomatoes, wine, tomato paste, carrots, celery, garlic, brown sugar, oregano, salt and pepper in a Dutch oven or flameproof casserole.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Add the meat to the pan and return to the boil.
  • Cover, place in the oven, and bake until the meat is tender, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Slice the meat and serve with the vegetables and sauce.

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  1. Great recipe! I didn't have any mushrooms (and my kids don't like them anyway), so I added an onion instead, but kept all the rest the same. I served it with mashed potatoes and fresh bread. It was delicious!


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