Beef Stew Cooked in a Steamer

READY IN: 1hr 24mins
Recipe by ellie_

Posted per request for meals cooked in a steamer. You don't have to brown the meat separatly but it will taste better if you do. Recipe source: The Steamer Cookbook

Top Review by NorthwestGal

The stew tasted wonderful, but it was an awful lot of work for what it is. I would probably not make this again in a steamer, but rather I would just toss all the ingredients in a large pot and cooked it up on my stovetop like my regular beef stew recipe. But it did taste great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat heat oil.
  2. Put 1/4 cup flour, salt and pepper in a baggie or pie dish and dredge beef in flour mixture.
  3. Brown beef cubes in skillet.
  4. Remove beef from skillet and place in a heat-proof bowl that will fit in steamer.
  5. Add onions and garlic to skillet, cooking until browned (5 minutes).
  6. Pour in beer and vinegar, bring to a boil and pour over meat.
  7. Stir in sage, salt and pepper.
  8. Cover bowl with foil or a lid and place on steamer rack.
  9. When steamer water comes to a boil, place rack in steamer and steam for 1 hour (check water level in steamer you may need to add more water).
  10. If you want you can steam potatoes and cabbage with the meat about 35 minutes before meat is done add potatoes.
  11. Pour off liquid through a strainer into a saucepan.
  12. Place saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, gradually adding 1 tablespoon flour mixed with 1 tablespoon butter, stirring until sauce thickens.
  13. Place cabbage wedges (if using) in steamer and steam for 6-8 minutes.
  14. Pour sauce over meat and potatoes.

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