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  1. 1 cup 62g / 2 1/5oz Onion (large)

  2. 1/2 lb 227g / 8oz Mushrooms

  3. 1/4 cup 59ml Shortening or vegetable oil

  4. 3 tablespoons 45ml Flour

  5. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Salt

  6. 1/4 teaspoon 1 1/3ml Pepper

  7. 2 lbs 908g / 32oz Stewing beef - cut 2" chunks

  8. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Dried marjoram - crumbled

  9. 1 teaspoon 5ml Dried thyme - crumbled

  10. 1 cup 237ml Burgundy

  11. 1 cup 237ml Water or beef broth

  12. 12 cups 2844ml Boiling onions (small)

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  1. Recipe Instructions Cut off the stem top and the root bottom of the onion and discard. Slice the onion in half from the stem top down. Put each half flat-side down on a cutting board. Slice the onion in 1/4-inch vertical slices. Holding the half together slice the half into 1/4-inch slices horizontally. Then cut across the onion vertically, making a 1/4-inch dice. Put the onion pieces aside. Break off the stems and slice the mushroom caps into 4 pieces. Add the pieces with the mushroom stems and set aside. Melt the shortening over medium heat in a heavy Dutch oven or large heavy pot with a lid. Add the chopped onion and cook until the onion is light golden, 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, so it doesn't get too browned. Remove the onion and set aside. Mix the flour, salt and pepper on a dinner plate and roll the meat in the mixture. Brown the beef over medium-high heat, a few pieces at a time in the Dutch oven, moving them around so all sides get brown. When all the beef chunks are browned and in the pot, add the marjoram, thyme, wine and water or beef broth. Return the onion to the pot, cover, and reduce the heat to simmer. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours, checking to make sure there is still liquid in the pot. Add a little more water or broth if needed. Add the boiling onions and cook 20 minutes, then add the mushrooms and cook 10 minutes more. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. When the onions are fork-tender, the stew is done. While preparing the stew, cook up some noodles and toss them with a few tablespoons of butter, and serve crusty bread and a salad alongside. The salad I like is made very simply with 1 1/2 cups of orange sections and 1/2 cup of chopped red onion tossed together and served on lettuce leaves. For the dressing, combine 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and 1/2 cup of olive or vegetable oil. Put the ingredients in a small jar, screw on a lid and shake very well to blend before sprinkling a little on your salad. Refrigerate the remaining dressing to use later. This recipe yields 4 servings. Each serving: 788 calories; 416 mg sodium; 143 mg cholesterol; 57 grams fat; 18 grams saturated fat; 23 grams carbohydrates; 43 grams protein; 6.09 grams fiber.


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