1 (2-pound) boneless chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 pound cremini mushrooms, halved
1/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 1 ounce)
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 cups less-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
How to Make It
Place first 3 ingredients on a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; tie securely. Combine cheesecloth bag, wine, and the next 4 ingredients (through beef) in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 4 hours or up to 24 hours. Strain beef mixture through a colander over a bowl, reserving marinade; drain well. Set cheesecloth bag aside.
Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef mixture to pan; sauté 6 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove beef mixture from pan. Add mushrooms to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Return beef mixture to pan. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Add flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add reserved marinade, cheesecloth bag, and broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Discard cheesecloth bag.
My entre family lined this dish; it's definitely a keeper. I added more garlic when I sautéed the mushrooms, and used dried thyme instead of fresh, which was unavailable. Lastly, I served over Basmati rice. DAHlicious!
Of the previous reviewers, one put this over noodles and the other over rice. Coincidentally, I put this over cooked Yukon gold potatoes. This recipe has potential but needs some changes to plus it up and give it substance. It needs more herbs, definitely use a bold flavored red (zin, perhaps) and a starch to give it substance. It's a nice start but comes up a little short. Definitely adapt and add your own ingredients to fill in the gaps, but it's worth making again because it's a solid beginning for something really good.