Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs
Oven slow cooked beef with beer.
- 1 kg beef stew meat, cut into cubes
- 2 tablespoons plain flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 500 g white onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon mustard powder
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 400 ml lager beer
- 300 ml beef stock
- 2 tablespoons parsley, torn,to garnish
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 150C (300F).
- In large bag season the flour with salt and pepper.
- Coat beef in flour mixture.
- Heat half the butter and oil in large skillet over high heat.
- Brown meat in batches, removing to plate when browned.
- Add remaining butter and oil, reduce heat to med-low, cook onions for 10 minutes or until soft.
- Add tomato paste, bay leaves, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper, stir to combine.
- Gradually add beer, stirring constantly.
- Gradually add the stock, stirring constantly.
- Return beef to pan and bring to boil.
- Transfer to ovenproof casserole dish, cover and bake in oven, stirring occasionally, for 2 1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
- Scatter with parsley.
- Serve on top of mashed potatoes.
This was a nice dinner for a cold summer's evening! I made in the slow cooker, and omitted the stock, instead just adding some powdered stock. I also added garlic and thyme as suggested by JustJanS, I think the thyme really added to the flavour. I also found it needed another tablespoon of tomato paste to suit our tastes. Served over mashed potatos, yum!
This was a hit with my boyfriend. I put this in a slow cooker after browning the meat and let it go for about 4.5 hours. I also just used a Busch Light beer since that is all I had. I added 3 cloves of garlic and added no yolk egg noodles at the end which soaked up alot of the liquid and also used about 1 tsp of cornstarch to thicken the sauce. My boyfriend said to keep this recipe!
Oh, we loved this. I made it Sunday afternoon and put it in the fridge for Monday night dinner. I served it over Kielke Kielke and it was so so so good. I used Amstel Light beer (left over from my wedding in October). Not sure if it makes a difference or not. This is a keeper. I plan to do alot of cooking and freezing over the holiday long weekend and this one of the recipes I am going to use. Thanks for a wonderful and easy meal.