Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

From Cooking Light December 2009. An amber Belgian beer is ideal in this dish, though most amber beers or brown ales - such as Newcastle - would work just fine. Garnish with fresh thyme.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings; set aside. Add half of beef to drippings in pan; cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove beef from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining beef.
  2. Add onion to pan; saute 4 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and garlic; saute 4 minutes or until half of liquid evaporates. Stir in flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beer, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add bacon, beef, carrot, and remaining ingredients to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours or until beef is tender. Discard bay leaf.
  3. Serving size = 1 cup.