An excellent main meal packed full of taste. This is a recipe from the UK. Beef skirt makes a lovely rich sauce, which is ideal with the wild mushrooms.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 9 fluid ounces red wine
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 sprig fresh thyme
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 pounds beef skirt steak, cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 cup beef stock
- salt and pepper to taste
- 9 ounces mixed wild mushrooms
In a skillet over medium heat, combine red wine, onion, garlic, and thyme. Bring to a boil, and cook until volume is reduced by about 1/4. Set aside, and allow to cool.
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat until just beginning to brown. Add beef, and cook until evenly brown. Remove beef, and stir into cooled wine mixture. Set aside while preparing sauce.
Sprinkle flour into skillet. Reduce heat, and cook slowly until flour is browned. Gradually stir in beef stock, and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Season with salt and pepper, and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes.
Stir in beef and wine mixture. Cover, and cook very gently for 40 to 45 minutes. Lay mushrooms on top of beef. Cover, and simmer for about 10 more minutes. Transfer beef and mushrooms to a serving dish. Taste sauce, and adjust seasonings. Simmer until sauce has reduced to desired consistency, then pour over meat.
Skirt steak comes from the short plate, near the flank. It comes in a long, thin strip or 'skirt'. Sometimes it's hard to find, so if you don't see it out with the other meats, ask your butcher, or substitute flank steak.