Beef Mushroom Braised Stew Recipe Tonight's dinner... OMG, WOW! did not use any alcohol (wine or brandy) and just used beef broth. sub cornstarch for flour to thicken and added about 3TBSP of balsamic vinegar at the finish. YUMMMY!
Beef, Guinness and Mushroom Pot Pie... and just listen to how adorably British the author of this blog is: "Winter is not over yet. Before we go a little too crazy with health kicks after holiday excesses, lets make a few more stews, pies and mash." Amen to that!
Stews are convenient and a perennial family favourite in many households. Shaun Hill's beef stew recipe requires braising the meat for 2 to 3 hours before stewing with carrots and mushrooms in a rich red wine and tomato sauce. He serves the hot beef stew over a creamy mashed potato with leeks.
This is a rich and comforting stew, smart enough for a dinner party. I serve it with Mustard Mash (see below) and a green vegetable. Shin of beef has an excellent flavour but needs slow cooking – for an alternative, look for braising steak.