Meatless Monday
comment 1

Meatless Monday-CrockPot Edition

Sometimes I want a freshly made home cooked meal, but I don’t feel like doing much.  So, a crockpot or a slow cooker is the answer.  This Wild Mushroom Ragout recipe, adapted from the Cuisinart Slow Cooker Cookbook, is a hearty and a perfect Meatless Monday.

Cooking Spray

7-8 ounces mixed wild mushrooms (shiitake, cremini, oyster, chanterelle)-I used 7 ounces of cremini

3 TBSP unsalted butter, divided into 1 TBSP

3 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided into 1 TBSP

1 1/2 cups minced shallots

1/2 cup red wine

8 ounces white button mushrooms, quartered

8 ounces mini portabella mushrooms, quartered

1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced

3 green onions, cut into 1/8 inch slices

1/2 cup lightly packed chopped parsley

1 TSP thyme

1 TSP kosher salt

1/2 TSP freshly ground pepper

Onion Powder and Garlic Salt to taste

3 TBSP salt-free tomato paste

1 cup chicken or vegetable stock

1 can Canellini Beans (white beans)

Black Olives and Parmesan Cheese to garnish

Lightly coat interior of ceramic pot of Slow Cooker with cooking spray

Heat 1 TBSP butter and 1 TBSP olive oil in skillet over medium heat.  Add shallots, cook until soft (about 5 minutes)

Add red wine and bring to boil

Cook until reduced by half

Place in slow cooker

Heat 1 TBSP butter and 1 TBSP olive oil to skillet.

Cook white mushrooms until golden, add to slow cooker

Add remaining butter and olive oil to the skillet and cook portabella, transfer to slow cooker

Add red pepper, green onions, parsley, thyme, salt, pepper, garlic salt, and onion powder to slow cooker

Add drained white beans

Stir in tomato paste and chicken stock to combine

Cover the slow cooker and turn on

Set time to 4 hours on Low

Wild Mushroom Ragout

Can serve as a topping for bruschetta (Cuisinart’s suggestion) or I served over green beans

Bowl of Mushroom Ragout

Stay hungry…

Remember, today The Chew with Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, Mario Batali, and Michael Symon premieres on ABC!

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *