Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs
This is great comfort food... lots of nice gravy to serve over mashed potatoes, rice, noodles, or bisquits.
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 lb beef tips or 1 lb beef stew meat
- 3 large white onions, sliced
- 3 large carrots, sliced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
- 1 (12 ounce) bottle beer or 1 (12 ounce) bottle ale
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- salt and pepper
- Warm the oil in large heavy pot until hot but not smoking. Add cornstarch and season salt to large ziplock bag and shake the meat in it. Brown meat on all sides for about 5 minutes. Transfer browned meat to a plate.
- Add the onions and butter to the pot and stir over high heat until the onions start to soften, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and sprinkle in sugar. Continue to cook the onions, stirring occasionally, until nice and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Add the flour, thyme, and carrots and raise the heat to high. Stir for 1 minute, then pour in beer, letting it come to a vigorous boil. Stir in broth and tomato paste and return to the boil.
- Return meat and accumulated juices to the pot. Let the liquid come just to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Check on occasion and add beef broth if it is getting too dry. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- We like this over refrigerator bisquits.
Very tasty dish! I'm not sure if this is supposed to be so 'fluid' but I had a LOT of sauce left over. I didn't mind though, as it made it good for serving over rice, toast, and even by itself as a stew with crackers.