Sirloin and Portabella Stew Mmmmm

"Mmmmm, steak and mushrooms! I found this recipe online and adapted it to our family's tastes. One of the changes I made was doubling the amount of meat called for -- my hungry men demanded it. You could halve the meat, if you like, and go down to 1/3 cup flour. (If I have fresh herbs, I throw in what I have to taste, so feel free to fiddle a little.) Serve with fresh bread, a salad and a side of roasted potatoes for complete yum factor."
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  • Place steak in a large bowl and sprinkle with flour; turn to coat.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the steak (reserving excess flour) and cook, stirring once or twice, until browned on most sides and still pink in the center, about 4 minutes.
  • Transfer steak to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
  • Add mushrooms, garlic, onions and tomatoes to the pan and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until the vegetables have released their juices, about 4 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the reserved flour over the vegetables; stir to coat.
  • Add green beans, broth, wine, thyme, salt and pepper; increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring often.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until the broth has thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the steak and any accumulated juices and cook, stirring often, until heated through, about 3 minutes.

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  1. Excellant recipe. Had alot of leftovers for the next night and we actually finished it. Normally, leftovers sit in the fridge and get dumped out a couple days later. Very easy to make and I think that the red wine gave the dish more zing.
  2. Delicious!! I love recipes that are not only quick and easy, but flavorful too. This stew is one of those recipes. I used 3 large mushrooms for 6 cups and canned tomatoes instead of fresh. My family loved this and gave it 2-thumbs up. Thank you for sharing this wonderful is definitely a keeper. I made this for PAC 2007.
  3. This was so good, and easy to do, even in the small motorhome kitchen. I served with mashed potatoes and buttered carrots, for a real old-fashioned comfort food dinner! Thanks for posting!
  4. Very tasty. In future, I think I might reduce the tomatos - DH commented that it tasted like swiss steak.
  5. We thought this was great! I followed the recipe exactly. Definitely an easy to make and filling dinner!


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