Veal with Mushrooms, Slow Cooker; our house

One of the things I miss during this pandemic year is not having a regular supply of mushrooms. I only do the shopping every 2 weeks, which means I only get to buy things like mushrooms and avocados every 2 weeks. Most of the other fruits and vegetables will last long enough but I can’t stock up on mushrooms.

On the other hand, I’m really enjoying having that free day every other week.

As is, we indulge in lots of mushrooms for a few days – and maybe a few avocados, too.

Then we go back to eating winter squashes……

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Veal with Mushrooms, Slow Cooker

An easy slow-cooker comfort main course. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or polenta.

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Veal
  • Method: Slow Cooker

Ingredients

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  • 12oz (360gr) veal, cut into 1 1/2″ (2cm) pieces
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 1 tsp paprkia
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4oz (250gr) mushrooms, trimmed, sliced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) beef stock
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) white wine

Instructions

  • Put flour and paprika in a food bag and mix.
  • Add veal and toss to coat well.
  • Heat 1 tbs oil in a large skillet. 
  • Add veal and brown on all sides. 
  • Remove to slow cooker.
  • Add butter to skillet.
  • Add onion, mushrooms and cook 2 – 3 minutes, scraping up any brown bits as you stir.
  • Add any remaing flour and cook briefly, stirring.
  • Add white wine and cook briefly, stirring.
  • Add to slow cooker along with beef stock, oregano, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook, low heat, 6 hours.

Notes

You could braise this in a Dutch oven on the cook top for 90 minutes, low heat or in the over for 2 hours, 300F (150C)

Keywords: veal, mushrooms, slow cooker

Veal with Mushrooms, Slow Cooker

I haven’t been on a walk in 2 weeks. It’s been raining. When I had a walking buddy we would set off with rain forecast, and often walk in the rain. Somehow, I feel rather silly walking in the rain during a pandemic lockdown all by myself.

Besides, my paperwork allowing me to be out of the house could get wet.

Actually, now that I think about it, I shouldn’t feel at all strange. It makes perfect sense to walk in a cold winter rain in 2020.

I have hopes for tomorrow. It’s supposed to be sunny and we can leave the house during the day without the usual paperwork.

I took this photo when I was still confined to a 1 km radius from our house:

I usually am much further away. Our house is the part on the right. The left is the barn – yes, we have an attached barn. The dark bit across the front is the pool.

Now that the sun sets so much earlier (5:30) I tend to pay more attention.

I’m usually out with Guapa for the last walk of the day. This time of year we get to enjoy both a sunrise and a sunset every day on our walks.

Lucky us.

6 thoughts on “Veal with Mushrooms, Slow Cooker; our house”

  1. It’s beautiful. The view, your house…wonderful.

    Your recipe looks delicious! I think I told you my mushroom story. How they used to cost $1.49 for a half pound until someone decided to stick Organic on the label and double the price. No kidding! They’ve always been organic for crying out loud! They’re grown in dung. Marketing…

    • I feel the same way about bottled water and the ridiculous claims. But sucks that they do that to mushrooms. I was once shown the underground growing area for mushrooms for a Chinese restaurant…. very interesting – and organic!

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