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Belgium Beef Stew

Rated as 4.18 out of 5 Stars

"This is a traditional dish from the Flemish cuisine, and it is a winter favorite. Best served with French fries and a salad or some green beans."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 428
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Dredge the meat in the flour. In a Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Brown meat in butter, then add the onions and fry until glazed. Stir in water and vinegar. Season with thyme, bay leaves, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix in the beer. Spread mustard over bread, then add the bread and the carrots to the meat. Cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Mix in the brown sugar (two tablespoons is a minimum! A lot of people prefer more).

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 428 calories; 27.9 18.1 22.6 91 164 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

i'm from flanders, and i've got to say: this tastes pretty authentic. i still made a couple of changes though: - i add the carrots at the same time as the onions - i've added 2 cloves for the ...

Most helpful critical review

Doesn't work for me. Sorry.

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i'm from flanders, and i've got to say: this tastes pretty authentic. i still made a couple of changes though: - i add the carrots at the same time as the onions - i've added 2 cloves for the ...

Awesome!! Thx, Edda! Only added potatoes. Yum :)

I was skeptical about the bread with mustard, but I followed the recipe anyway. This turned out well. The brown sugar gave it a nice sweet taste. I will consider adding potatoes to it next time.

I e-mailed this recipe to my son who lives in Belgium, and he fixed it for us when we visited him there recently. It was delicious. I didn't think I would like that much onion it the stew, but...

Doesn't work for me. Sorry.

This was very good. I added mushrooms and brocolli. The sauce is delicious.

I had high hopes for this stew. I visited Belgium once and had the best stew I've ever had and hoped this recipe would come close. Not one person in my large family liked it. The one good thi...

I took this to a party and it received rave reviews! I was a little worried about how much onion was in the recipe, but it added wonderful flavor! I didn't have any bread, so I chopped up a pota...

Good flavor. I added potatoes instead of the bread slice and my family loved it.