Catalan-Style Beef Stew with Mushrooms

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2012, America's Test Kitchen TV

When we took a closer look at the way Spanish cooks make beef stew, we found a whole new approach to one of our favorite winter dishes.

SERVES4 to 6

TIME3¾ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Supremely beefy and complexly flavored, Spanish beef stew is a little different than its American counterpart. It starts with a sofrito, a slow-cooked mixture of onions, spices, and herbs that builds a flavor-packed base. Next we swapped ou...

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