Monday, June 10, 2013

Tangy Shredded Beef and Shiitakes Over Noodles

I don't generally think of June as the prime season for pot roast, but it's good when you get a chilly, rainy weekend.  Then, you can use the leftovers to make this excellent, satisfying ragout.  Be sure to save some of the braising liquid.  You can use a different pot roast recipe than the two suggested, but these are both extra flavorful and work well with the shiitakes.

Canola oil
1/2 lb shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
1 medium onion, sliced lengthwise (optional)
About 1 lb leftover Spicy Latin-Style Vinegar-Braised Beef or Asian Style Pot Roast, shredded with a fork
About 1 cup leftover braising liquid (or substitute beef stock)
1/2 lb egg noodles

Heat a little canola oil in a braising pan or other wide bottomed pan.  Saute the shiitakes and onions, if using, until tender, then add the shredded beef and braising liquid and simmer until sauce-y.

While you simmer the beef and mushrooms, cook the egg noodles in a pot of salted boiling water.  Drain and toss with a bit of canola oil.

Serve the beef and mushrooms over a bed of noodles, spooning a bit of extra sauce over the top if there is any.

Serves about 4.

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