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Recipe 4 All: Czech Beef Stew with Gherkins Recipe

Czech Beef Stew with Gherkins

Yield: 6 servings
4sl Bacon
3lb Boneless beef stew, cut in
  1-½ inch chunks
  Salt and pepper
½lb Mushrooms
1tablespoon Butter or margarine
1lg Onion, sliced
1tablespoon Paprika
½cups Dry red wine
1  14 oz. can beef broth
1  8 oz. jar sweet midget
  Gherkin pickles, drained and
  Cut in half lengthwise

Cut bacon into 1-inch lengths. fry until crisp in a 4- to 5-quart kettle. Remove bacon pieces and set aside.

Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Brown in bacon drippings, stirring. Remove from pot and set aside.

Halve or quarter mushrooms if larger than about 1 inch in diameter. Add as much butter to pan as needed to make 2 Tbsp. of drippings. Add the mushrooms and onions. Cook, stirring and scraping browned bit off bottom of pot, until mushrooms are limp and any moisture has evaporated. Stir in paprika. Return meat and its juices to pan. Add wine and broth. Cover and simmer until meat is tender, about 1-½ to 2 hours. With a slotted spoon, transfer meat to a serving dish and keep warm.

Skim off and discard fat from juices. Boil juice rapidly, stirring often until reduced to about 1 cup. Stir pickles into juices and cook just long enough to heat through. Pour over meat and garnish with bacon.

Serve over hot, cooked rice.

From Sunset Low-Cost Cookery, 1976

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