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Hearty Veal and Porcini Stew

Hearty Veal and Porcini Stew

Hearty Veal and Porcini Stew

Hearty Veal and Porcini Stew

PREP TIME: 20 mins

COOK TIME: 1 hr 45 mins


PREP TIME: 20 mins
COOK TIME: 1 hr 45 mins


Veal is a lean meat that melts in your mouth after long cooking. You can use beef or pork in this recipe instead. Serve over rice or couscous with a tossed salad.

1 1/2 lbs(750 g) lean boneless veal shoulder
2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
2 tsp (10 mL) Italian herb seasoning
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
2 onions, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 each stalk celery and carrot, chopped
2 cups (500 mL) beef stock
1 cup (250 mL) whole milk
1/4 cup (60 mL) dried porcini mushrooms
1/4 cup (60 mL) tomato paste
1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
1 can (19 oz/540 mL) white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup (250 mL) snow peas, halved


  1. Trim veal of any visible fat. Cut into 1-inch cubes; set aside.
  2. In shallow dish or pie plate combine flour, Italian herb seasoning, salt and pepper. Toss veal with flour mixture.
  3. Heat oil in large shallow pot over medium-high heat. Brown veal in batches and remove to plate. Reduce heat to medium and cook onion, garlic, celery, carrot and any remaining flour mixture for 5 minutes or until starting to get golden and softened. Add stock, milk, mushrooms, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to boil; return veal to pot.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for about 1 hour or until veal is tender. Uncover and add beans and peas. Cook for another 15 minutes or until snow peas are tender crisp.


Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear.  However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age.  Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.

Emily Richards
Recipe by

Emily Richards

Professional Home Economist

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories
  • Saturated
  • Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Fibre
  • Carbohydrate
  • Sugars
  • Iron
  • Vitamin C
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A

* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.

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