Veal and Mushroom Stew

"A fabulous slow cooker recipe from Canadian Living! You may need more salt depending on what kind of stock you use and your taste!"
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Ready In:
5hrs 20mins




  • Trim veal. In a large plastic bag, shake the veal with flour to coat.
  • In a large shallow Dutch oven, heat oil over med high heat, then brown veal in batches and transfer to slow cooker.
  • Drain fat from Dutch oven and add 1 tbsp of butter. Fry onions, leeks, garlic and lay leaf over med heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened (about 5 minutes).
  • Add 1/2 tsp each of the salt and pepper, all the thyme and nutmeg. Stir in stock and bring to a boil, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Pour over veal in slow cooker, then cover and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours until veal is tender.
  • In a large skillet, heat remaining butter over med high heat, then saute all the mushrooms and remaining salt and pepper until lightly browned (about 10 minutes).
  • Add to slow cooker along with lemon juice, then cover and cook on high for 15 minutes.Discard bay leaf and stir in cream and parsley, then serve!

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  1. duonyte
    I loved everything about this. I did need to make some modifications, but they did not fundamentally change the recipe. My veal roast was only 1.6 lbs, and because I am dealing with a leg injury and standing hurts, I opted to keep it whole. I essentially cooked this as a pot roast. I used about 1/2 lb of white mushrooms, and rehydrated a handful of mixed dried mushrooms. I sauteed the dried with the onion and added at that time. I deglazed the pan with some vermouth and added that plus the soaking liquid to the slow cooker. Less than 1 cup liquid, I'm sure. Cooked on low, and it was fork tender after about 3 1/2 hrs, in my 5 qt cooker. Did not add the cream. Served with mashed potatoes and a green salad.
  2. bjbuttillo
    This got a two thumbs up from the family and will be made again very soon! Our butcher frequently has veal breast for $3.99 a pound and so I pick one up a few times a month to cut up and use in spaghetti sauce or stews. The only changes made were to omit the leeks (I forgot them when I went grocery shopping) and to add a few more cloves of garlic. I also just simmered it on the stove for about 2 hours. (4)
  3. ellie_
    Delicious! I used half veal and half beef and more of the regular mushrooms and only a small amount of the shiitake mushrooms. I also used large mushrooms which I sliced instead of the button mushrooms. I also used a little less cream than called for (just used what was left in the cream carton - did not measure). I did not know how much thyme to use, so just shook some from the jar.Very successful meal! Thanks for sharing!
  4. Rita1652
    Tender delish! I did season the veal generously with pepper before flouring. I used only 1 pound meat leaving the rest of the menu as called for. Added 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce. I also added the mushrooms the after after adding the onions. Served over leftover penne. This would be yummy over mashed potatoes. Merci Made for ZWT #8
  5. PanNan
    Wow! This is wonderful comfort food and earned 5 stars all around. I didn't see thyme in the ingredients although it was mentioned in the directions, so I just tied a small bunch of fresh thyme with string and dropped it in with the veal in the crockpot. I served it over rice. Made for ZWT 8.


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