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Beef Marengo

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Ingredients

1 boneless chuck roast (4 pounds)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 cup Chablis or other dry white wine, divided
2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried whole oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried whole rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water
Chopped fresh parsley, optional
Hot noodles

Instructions

Cut roast into 1-inch cubes. Brown meat in hot oil in a large Dutch oven; remove meat. Add onion, celery and garlic to pan drippings; saute until tender.

Return meat to Dutch oven and add 1/2 cup wine and next seven ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat and simmer 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until meat is tender, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaves.

Combine mushrooms and lemon juice, tossing gently. Saute mushrooms in butter in a large skillet until tender. Combine flour and water; stir until smooth. Stir flour mixture, sauteed mushrooms and remaining 1/2 cup wine into meat mixture. Cover and cook over medium heat 15 minutes. Transfer mixture to a chafing dish; sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve over hot noodles.

Nancy Means
Moline



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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