Belgian Beef Stew Recipe

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Belgian Beef Stew

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Ingredients

3 lb
stew beef, cubed
flour
5 Tbsp
vegetable oil
2 large
onions, thinly sliced
2
garlic cloves, minced
"just a pinch" of salt
"just a pinch" of pepper
12 oz
beer
2 lb
sauerkraut, rinsed and squeezed dry
2 Tbsp
marjoram
2 Tbsp
dark brown sugar
1 tsp
celery seed
1
bay leaf
3/4 c
green olives, pitted and sliced
1 c
cream, (optional)
1/2 c
parsley, minced

Directions Step-By-Step

1
preheat oven to 325.
2
Dredge the meat in flour.
3
Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a dutch oven.
4
Add only enough meat to cover the bottom of the pan without crowding and brown on all sides, scraping and turning the cubes so that they don't burn.
5
Remove the meat with a slotted spoon to a bowl, and continue until all the meat is browned, adding fresh oil as needed.
6
If the oil has burned or more oil is needed, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the pot.
7
When it is hot, add the onions and cook for 6 to 7 minutes more, stirring frequently until they are light brown and soft.
8
Stir in the garlic.
9
Add the meat, salt, pepper, beer, sauerkraut, marjoram, brown sugar, celery seed, bay leaf and olives and stir to mix well.
10
Cover and transfer the casserole to the oven for 1 1/2 hours.
11
Stir occasionally.
12
After the meat is tender, remove the bay leaf, skim off any excess fat and stir in the cream, if desired.
13
Add the parsley.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Quick & Easy