This is a hearty beef stew using beer and beef broth as its base. It's very yummy and I've never had any complaints about it. If you use older potatoes in this recipe they will break down better during cooking and thicken the sauce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place meat in a plastic bag with the flour. Toss to coat evenly.

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  • Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Remove beef cubes from the bag, and shake off excess flour. Brown beef cubes on all sides, and remove to paper towels to drain.

  • Place potatoes on the bottom of a 3 quart casserole dish or Dutch oven. Place the beef cubes over the potatoes, then cover with onions, carrots and mushrooms. Pour in the beer, beef broth, and soy sauce. Toss in the peppercorns.

  • Bake uncovered for 2 hours in the preheated oven, or until meat is very tender.

Nutrition Facts

425 calories; protein 25.7g 52% DV; carbohydrates 29g 9% DV; fat 19.9g 31% DV; cholesterol 73.6mg 25% DV; sodium 488.7mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2003
Nice easy recipe. I also added some Worcestershire sauce to the gravy for the second night re-heats. Serve with pasta or rice to make it go further. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2006
Suprisingly I had to add a lot of additional spices to give it some more taste. It was very bland despite the beer. I would also use grnd pepper rather than the peppercorns as no one really wants to bite down on a spoonful of those. Also I recommend using a larger dish as my 3qt dish was overflowing before I finished adding all the ingredients. Although it did smell great while cooking I won't be making this again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2006
Suprisingly I had to add a lot of additional spices to give it some more taste. It was very bland despite the beer. I would also use grnd pepper rather than the peppercorns as no one really wants to bite down on a spoonful of those. Also I recommend using a larger dish as my 3qt dish was overflowing before I finished adding all the ingredients. Although it did smell great while cooking I won't be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2003
Nice easy recipe. I also added some Worcestershire sauce to the gravy for the second night re-heats. Serve with pasta or rice to make it go further. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2003
Easy! I did add a little cornstarch to thicken. My family loved it and it's all gone. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2020
sorry this was really bad! I've cooked with beer (and wine) before but this was way too much beer taste for me! i ended up dumping out the broth and starting again. i will not make this recipe again. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/06/2020
Bland. And not a stew but soup consistency. Won t make again. There is NO seasoning in this recipe and I even added some of my own. Nope Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/29/2019
I think I might have liked this better had I added other spices. I also didn t like the flavor the beer added to the soup. Or the whole peppercorns. No one likes to bite into a while peppercorn. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2015
This was pretty good. I made a few changes-used only one beer and ground up the peppercorns added 1/2 cup beef broth in exchange for the beer. I also added garlic powder after trying this stew-it needed a little more taste. Read More