/ Main Dishes
onions, thinly sliced
sauerkraut, rinsed and squeezed dry
green olives, pitted and sliced
How to Make Belgian Beef Stew
2Dredge the meat in flour.
3Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a dutch oven.
4Add 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.
5Remove the meat with a slotted spoon to a bowl, and continue until all the meat is browned, adding fresh oil as needed.
6If the oil has burned or more oil is needed, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the pot.
7When it is hot, add the onions and cook for 6 to 7 minutes more, stirring frequently until they are light brown and soft.
9Add the meat, salt, pepper, beer, sauerkraut, marjoram, brown sugar, celery seed, bay leaf and olives and stir to mix well.
10Cover and transfer the casserole to the oven for 1 1/2 hours.
12After the meat is tender, remove the bay leaf, skim off any excess fat and stir in the cream, if desired.
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