Monday, May 24, 2010

Creamy Beef & Onion stew


Time for another of those weeknight wonders - here's something that won't take much time or energy, but will give you big results when it comes to flavor. Caramelizing the onions might sound tedious, but it makes them so delicious and it's well worth your time.

Creamy Beef & Onion stew
(printable recipe)

500 g beef, in thin strips
250 g mushrooms, in large dice
4 small yellow onions (or two big ones), sliced
2-3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced or minced
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
1/2-1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 tbsp chinese soy sauce (the dark kind)
500 ml cream (low-fat version is fine)
black pepper

Heat one tablespoon of olive oil i a pan. Add onions, salt and sugar. Fry the onions on mediu heat for about 15 minutes. You have to stir it to prevent it from sticking and burning - if it looks like it might, add a splash of water. Add the garlic and fry for a few more minutes, then set aside.

In a dry pan, fry the mushrooms until they've gotten some color, and lost most of their liquid. Add to the onions.

Heat the remaining tablespoon oil, and brown the beef until cooked to your liking. (Or a little less, it'll cook for a few more minutes in the sauce.) Add to the onions, and then add mustard, soy sauce and cream. Cook for a few minutes, and then season with black pepper and possibly some salt.

Serve over rice, or pasta.

Recipe in Swedish:
Krämig biff och löksås


Mary Bergfeld said...

Anne, this is a wonderful family recipe. I found your blog by chance and planned only to say hello and then move on. I was lured into reading your prior posts and stayed far longer than I had intended. I like your recipes and the tone of your blog. I'll be back as often as I can. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pene said...

Do you mean the mushroom soya sauce? I like using that to darken the ground meat when I cook it.

Anne said...

Mary, thank you! Enjoy! :)

Pene, that'll work out nicely! :)

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