Kalops (Swedish Beef Stew)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Here is another childhood memory from growing up in a Swedish-American household. This should be served with boiled red potatoes, pickled beets, and lingonberries.


  1. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Toss beef cubes in the flour mixture to coat.
  3. In a large dutch oven, cook the butter until just starting to brown.
  4. Add the meat and onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is browned on all sides.
  5. Add the bay leaves and allspice.
  6. Boil the water in a separate pan, then pour over the meat.
  7. Simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 hours, or until the meat is tender. Check the water level occasionally, and add more if needed.
  8. When meat is tender, remove to a serving dish.
Most Helpful

I prepared this as written and ended up with a flavourful, tender stew. I enjoyed the flavour imparted by the whole allspice. The stew needed to have more water added a couple of times while it was cooking. Thanks for sharing.

Dreamer in Ontario October 14, 2011