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Portobello Beef Stew with Cranberry Pilaf Recipe

Portobello Beef Stew with Cranberry Pilaf Recipe

“For effortless entertaining, try this hearty stew. You can make it hours ahead, so you have plenty of time to get ready for your party. I serve it with baby greens and blue cheese tossed with balsamic vinaigrette.” —Rebecca Ames, Wylie, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 2-3/4 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • PILAF:
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, garlic, salt and pepper. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • 2. In a Dutch oven, brown beef in oil in batches. Remove and set aside. Add mushrooms to the pan; saute until tender. Return beef to the pan. Add the wine, broth, thyme and rosemary, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil.
  • 3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until beef is tender. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into stew. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • 4. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Add rice and cranberries; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until rice is lightly browned. Add the broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender. Fluff with a fork. Serve with stew. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 330 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.

Reviews for Portobello Beef Stew with Cranberry Pilaf

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Eggo User ID: 119148 115212
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"Easy and delicious! Looks fancy and tastes great without a lot of effort. The only thing I would change is to use a little more stew beef in it next time."

lyden User ID: 5774230 115211
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"Very satisfying. Love the pilaf!"

duckeychick User ID: 4647773 190163
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"Great without the cranberries :) definately delicious."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.