French Veal and Mushroom Stew

Serves 2 to 4


1 lb. veal, cut into small cubes

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 tsp Dijon mustard

2 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped

1 lb. mushroom, finely sliced

1 large onion, very finely chopped

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp fat-free sour cream

1 1/2 cans chicken broth salt and pepper to taste

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• Heat the olive oil in a medium-heavy iron casserole dish with the lid on.

• Add the veal and continue to cook over medium- high heat, stirring until each cube has lost its pink color.

• Add the garlic, thyme, mustard, salt, pepper, and chicken broth.

• Cover the casserole dish, place it in an oven set to 200° F, and bake for 3 to 4 hours. (The meat should be fork tender. The longer it is cooked, the more tender it becomes.)

• Saute the onions with a bit of broth in a nonstick frying pan until they are slightly brown, and then let them cool.

• Saute the mushrooms in the remaining broth until they are soft, and let them cool.

• When the veal reaches the desired tenderness, remove a cup of the gravy and pour it into a food processor with xh of the sauted mushrooms. Blend until smooth and place in the casserole dish.

• Add lemon juice and sour cream; stir.

• Add the other xh of the mushroom and the onions.

• Return the dish to the oven for xh hour more.

• Add salt and pepper to taste.

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