Mushroom Ragout (Serve With Mashed Potatoes)

"If you love mushrooms, scroll no further. I should just leave it at that shouldn't I? But I can't, this mushroom recipe is fantastic and just writing about it, well I'm hungry and now need to eat this for dinner."
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  • Heat butter in large saucepan; cook onion and garlic, stirring, until onion softens. Add flour; cook, stirring, until mixture bubbles. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring, until mushrooms are just tender.
  • Add tomato paste and wine to mushroom mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered, until liquid is reduced by half. Add the water and stock, return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes. Stir in thyme.

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  1. susanratz
    This was not as flavorful as other mushroom ragouts I've had. I added fresh tomatoes and balsamic vinegar to try and bolster the flavor.
  2. Sharon123
    Great way to fix mushrooms! I used portobella, button and shitake. My DH and I loved it! I halved the recipe, but wished I had made more. Thanks MellowMel! Made for Pick a Chef game(PAC).
  3. Samsara
    My boyfriend loved this recipe and together we ate the entire "8" servings. I personally find that the mushroom sauce in recipe #191382, Tempeh Bourgignon has a richer flavor, though.
  4. sams1
    This recipe is fantastic! I halved the recipe and it tasted wonderful. I reheated some the next day and did not bother serving any meat, simply didn't need it. Next winter this will be made all the time - great comfort food! Thanks MellowMel.
  5. Chef PotPie
    Do you like mushrooms? Do you like potatoes and gravy? Then just like she says, scroll NO further! This was comfort food at it's best. I could only get button and cremini mushrooms, and I bought 3 pounds. Near the end, I thickened it just a bit (personal preference, we like things thick), with 1 tablespoon superfine flour, (wondra), mixed with 1/4 cup water and added it off heat. Then simmered again for a few minutes, stirring. After we ate and MellowMel and I were being congratulated on such pure comfort for this sauce over mashed potatoes, I realized I forgot the thyme! Oh well, we loved it. We did salt at table, I will add a teaspoon or so of salt next time. 5 stars, and a keeper. Thanks Mel!



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