1 ½ pound venison chops (cut into 1 ½ inch pieces)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 ¾ cups beef broth
¼ ounce dried Shiitake mushrooms
1 pound white mushrooms (sliced ¼ inch thick)
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion (sliced thin)
4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 garlic clove (minced)
¼ teaspoon thyme
Combine sugar and soy sauce into a medium-size bowl. Toss the venison in the mixture coat and marinate 30 minutes to one hour; tossing occasionally.
While venison is marinating place ¼ cup beef broth into a small microwaveable bowl along with the dried mushrooms. Microwave for about 1 minute or until mixture is steaming, cover, and let the mushrooms set until softened. Place a coffee filter into a strainer and drain the liquid though the filter. Reserve the liquid, chop the mushrooms and set them aside separately.
Drain any leftover marinate from the chops if necessary. Season the chops with ½ teaspoon pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat using 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil cook the chops until well browned and almost done. Remove the chops to a platter and set aside.
In the same skillet over medium-high heat add the other tablespoon of oil, white mushrooms, minced shiitake mushrooms, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook string frequently until all liquid is evaporated and mushrooms start to brown. Add the onion and another ¼ teaspoon salt to the mushroom mixture and cook stirring frequently until onion is soft, and starts to brown.
Add the flour, garlic, thyme, and continue cooking and stirring until mixture is coated with the flour. Add the remaining broth, and the liquid set aside from the dried mushrooms. Stir to release any dripping from the bottom of the pan. Arrange the chops into the onion and mushrooms along with any juices that settled on the bottom of the platter. Cook over medium-low heat until juices have thickened and chops are cooked to desired doneness. (When I browned the chops I cooked them to the desired done-ness I wanted so they just had to be heated through in the mushroom-onion mixture)