2ozdried mushrooms, soaked in 1 1/2 cups warm water for 1 hourOR 1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced and 1/2 cup beef broth
salt & pepper
Brown the meat in the oil very quickly over high heat. Remove from pan, and saute the onions and garlic together until the onions brown a bit. You may have to add oil.
Add remaining ingredients (including beef) to a stew pot. Cover with 1/2 cup of broth from dried onions (or beef broth), and reserve the rest of the juice/broth in case the stew gets too dry. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours, or until all is tender.
Serve with rice or polenta.
The Frug: "The dried mushrooms and the Marsala wine in this dish create a flavor combination that is so rich you will be able to eat only a bit of this dish."