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Hearty Beef & Mushroom Stew

02:45:00 8 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each
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8 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each

When there's a chill in the air, nothing hits the spot like a bowl of beef stew. Our oh-so-savoury version includes tender beef, bacon, mushrooms, carrots and pearl onions in a red wine gravy.

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  • Heat oven to 325°F.
  • Cook and stir bacon in ovenproof Dutch oven on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 Tbsp. drippings from pan.
  • Add half the beef to reserved drippings in Dutch oven; cook 6 min. or until evenly browned, stirring occasionally. Transfer to bowl; cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining beef, adding each batch of browned beef to meat in bowl and reserving the drippings in the Dutch oven.
  • Add mushrooms, yellow onions and garlic to reserved drippings; cook 8 min. or until onions are softened, stirring occasionally. Stir in wine. Bring to boil, stirring constantly to scrape browned bits from bottom of pan. Cook and stir 2 min. Return beef to Dutch oven along with the gravy, bay leaves and thyme; stir. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally; cover. Place in oven.
  • Bake 2 hours until beef is very tender, stirring in carrots and pearl onions after 1 hour.
  • Transfer Dutch oven to stove top. Mix corn starch and water until blended; stir into stew. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1 min. or until thickened. Add Worcestershire sauce, black pepper and bacon; mix well. Cook 1 min., stirring constantly. Remove and discard bay leaves and thyme stems before serving.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with hot creamy mashed potatoes.


Substitute beef broth for the wine.


Substitute 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves for the fresh thyme.


  • 8 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each
Calories 310
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 690mg
Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary fibre 2g
Sugars 5g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A 50 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 35 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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