Milanese Veal Stew

Author: Canadian Living

Sandra Proulx and Tracy Zambonin teamed up to open their personal-chef business, Cooks On The Run in Stittsville, Ont., after graduating from a culinary arts program last year. They have a knack for polishing up hearty dishes like this Italian stew. "This is a big hit with the young families we work with," says Proulx. "The kids like it because the meat and vegetables are in easy-to-manage pieces, while the grown-ups find it slightly sophisticated." Serve the stew with egg noodles to sop up the rich sauce; they cook in less time than it takes to reheat the stew.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 1/2 lbs boneless veal cubes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 6 stalks celery chopped
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 2 leeks chopped
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Method

In plastic bag, toss flour with pepper; add veal and shake to coat. In Dutch oven, heat oil over high heat; brown veal, in batches, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl with slotted spoon.

Add wine to pan; cook, scraping up brown bits from bottom of pan, for 4 minutes or until reduced by half.

Add stock; simmer for 5 minutes.

Add garlic, celery, carrots, leeks, onions, tomatoes, basil, thyme, Italian seasoning and veal. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour or until veal is tender.

Stir in parsley, salt, lemon rind and lemon juice. (Make-ahead: Let cool. Freeze in airtight containers for up to 2 weeks. Thaw in refrigerator for 48 hours or in microwave for 1 hour, breaking up chunks. Reheat in saucepan over medium heat, covered and stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Or microwave at Medium-High/70% for 10 minutes, stirring twice.)

Nutritional facts Per serving, about:

  • Sodium 932 mg
  • Protein 32 g
  • Calories 354.0
  • Total fat 15 g
  • Cholesterol 128 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 21 g

%RDI

  • Iron 27.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 23.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 99.0
  • Vitamin C 30.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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