Grape Gourmet – Cucina Dello Zio

Cibo, vino e liquori di cucina in tutto il mondo.

Beef and Mushrooms

#beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio -

Beef and Mushrooms
Manzo e funghi
by James Belardo

Inspiration comes from many places and in this case inspiration came from another ‘inspired’ recipe. Our Mini Meatballs were originally inspired by cocktail ‘Swedish’ meatballs and now have their own inspired recipe, Beef and Mushrooms.

Ingredients
1-2 lbs beef or veal, cubed
1/2 onion, sliced
1-2 cloves garlic, diced
flour
2 cups Cremini Mushrooms, sliced
bacon fat
butter
1 cup beef stock
1 tbsp Zio’s Browning Sauce (beef)
bay leaves
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional
Salt and Pepper to taste
oregano, fresh preferred
Flat-leaf parsley 

Suggested Starch
Brown Rice
Egg Noodles
Roast Potatoes

Directions
1. Marinate meat in 1-1.5 cups wine and 2-3 tbsp olive oil for 1-2 hours
#beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - marinade beef in #wine and olive oil

2. Drain the liquid from the meat, save the marinade as we’ll use it later.
#beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - drain and save marinade

3. Season the beef with salt, pepper then dredge in flour.
#beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - prep beef w/s&p and some flour

4. In 2 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp bacon fat, cook the meat.
#beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - brown beef in olive oil and bacon fat

5. When the meat has browned, add the onions and Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes). When the onions begin to turn translucent add the diced garlic and cook until tender.
#beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add the onions #beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add the garlic

6. Once the garlic ‘just begins’ to brown, and add 1 cup of beef stock and 1 tbsp butter, let melt.
#beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add 1c beef stock #beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add 1 tbsp unsalted butter

7. Add the mushrooms.
#beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add the mushrooms

8. when it come so a simmer add 1 or 2 tbsp Zio’s Browning Sauce, the left over marinade and 2 bay leaves.
#beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add the #wine marinade #beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add bay leaves + homemade browning sauce

9. add the oregano and then let cook for at least 20-30 minutes (or until desired reduction is reached, the longer the better) adding salt and pepper (if needed, probably doesn’t).
#beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add fresh oregano and let reduce #beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - let reduce...

10. Finish with some fresh cut flat-leaf parsley.
#beef and  #mushrooms #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - finally, add fresh cut flat-leaf parsley

Enjoy

The Grape Gourmet
• health • wellness • culture • flavor •

a Mo’zArt Production

Written by Zio James

February 13, 2017 at 5:56 PM

%d bloggers like this: