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Mushroom Beef Stew Recipe

Mushroom Beef Stew Recipe

Top this hearty stew with crumbled blue cheese just before serving to add a burst of flavor. Serve some now and store the rest in the freezer for another meal.—Nancy Latulippe, Simcoe, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 2 hours YIELD:9 servings


  • 1 carton (32 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 ounce dried mixed mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 pounds), cubed
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 5 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked egg noodles, optional
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese


  • 1. Bring broth and dried mushrooms to a boil in a large saucepan. Remove from heat; let stand 15-20 minutes or until mushrooms are softened. . Drain mushrooms, reserving liquid; finely chop mushrooms. Set aside.
  • 2. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag; set aside 1 tablespoon for sauce. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, to the remaining flour mixture and shake to coat.
  • 3. Brown beef in oil in batches in a Dutch oven. Add portobello mushrooms, carrots and onion; saute until onion is tender. Add garlic, rosemary and rehydrated mushrooms; cook 1 minute. Stir in reserved flour mixture until blended; gradually add mushroom broth.
  • 4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beef is tender. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with egg noodles if desired; top with blue cheese.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled stew in freezer containers up to 6 months. To use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place in a Dutch oven; reheat. Serve with egg noodles if desired; top with blue cheese. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without egg noodles) equals 298 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 780 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Reviews for Mushroom Beef Stew

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Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"Outstanding!! The perfect dish for a chilly fall evening. Loved, loved, loved the addition of the blue cheese! Thanks for the great recipe!"

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"fabulous...loved it"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"The blue cheese really brings this recipe together. The dish was a bit rich for me but my husband raved about the meal and was sad when leftovers were, the recipe is a definite "keeper"!"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"I have made this recipe twice in the last 2 months. Great leftovers. I did not boil dried mushrooms, just cut up the portobello mushrooms."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"I ordered my free trial and wasn't going to order, then I made this recipe and it sold me...the other ones on the same page look great too. Love the blue cheese addition. I served it over barley and it was a huge hit."

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"I did not bother straining the mushroom broth. I don't think it is necessary, and the stew turned out great without it."

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"This recipe is delicious! The dried mushrooms make great broth. The blue cheese goes unexpectedly well, too!"

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"Great recipe. It is a KEEPER!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.