Gestoofde Runderlappen - Scallops of Beef

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

Hollanders like plain, substantial food and lots of it. This is a good recipe for those less expensive cuts of beef. From the Michigan Dutch chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs beef, sliced 1-inch thick
  • 2 onions, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 12 cups water
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 14 teaspoon allspice (or to taste)


  1. Cut beef into individual servings, trimming off excess fat.
  2. Render the fat over medium heat in a large skillet; brown the meat in it.
  3. Remove meat to casserole dish; fry onions in remaining fat.
  4. Arrange onions over meat.
  5. Blend flour with fat in pan and add water, stirring until thickened.
  6. Season with salt, pepper and allspice.
  7. Pour gravy over meat, cover and bake for 90 minutes to two hours in a moderate overn (350F).
  8. Serve with boiled potatoes.


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