Beef Stewed In Beer

  • Active Time 30m
  • Total Time 2h
  • Rating ****

Makes 4 to 6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into
  • 2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 12 ounces dark beer or ale,
  • preferably Belgian or stout
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons red currant jelly or brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley for garnish


Season the flour with salt and pepper. Toss the beef cubes evenly with the mixture, shaking off excess and set aside for later.

In a 4- to 5-quart heavy casserole or Dutch oven over medium heat, heat the oil until hot (when the beef hits the oil, the fat should sizzle). In two batches so as to not crowd the pan, brown the beef on all sides until a deep golden color and remove to a bowl.

Add the butter to the oil and melt, then add the onions and cook, over medium high heat, stirring frequently for about 15 minutes or until the onions are soft and brown.

Slowly add the beer and stock to the onions, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon, to lift up the drippings. Set the meat over the onions and add the bay leaf and thyme, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring the liquid to a simmer, cover and cook, over very low heat for 1 1/2 hours or until tender.

Uncover the pot and the boil the liquid down a bit to thicken. Stir in the jelly or sugar and vinegar and simmer for another minute. Remove the bay leaf and adjust the seasonin. Serve immediately garnished with parsley.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 1802

nutrition information per serving

601 calories; 43g total fat; 115mg cholesterol; 103mg sodium; 20g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 30g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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