Poor Man's Baked Beef in Beer Sauce Belgian Style

Total Time
3hrs
Prep
3 hrs
Cook
0 mins

This is not a low fat dish, but it is absolutely delicious considering how relatively simple it is to prepare. The slow cooking and the ingredients make the beef come out very tender and with a rich hearty flavor that melts in your mouth. In my opinion this dish is well worth every bit of the work it takes to make it.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 3 lbs beef, cut to large pieces
  • 4 -5 tablespoons flour (enough to fry beef)
  • 6 cups onions, chopped coarsely
  • 8 carrots, peeled and sliced coarsely
  • 6 -8 garlic cloves, peeled and crashed
  • 2 12 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 12 tablespoons vinegar
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons oil (for frying, more or less as needed)
  • 3 (12 ounce) cans beer (light or regular)

Directions

  1. Coat beef in flour. Discard any unused flour if any.
  2. Fry floured beef in skillet in medium hot oil on each side until nice and browned.
  3. Remove beef and arrange it evenly across the bottom of a deep metal or glass casserole pan.
  4. Reheat the skillet where there are still pan drippings after frying the beef.
  5. Fry onions until transparent.
  6. Remove onions and distribute over beef in casserole dish.
  7. Slice raw (peeled or unpeeled) carrots and raw garlic cloves rough sliced, over top of the fried beef/ onion in the casserole dish.
  8. In a mixing bowl or container, combine remaining ingredients (sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper and beer).
  9. Pour beer mixture over beef and vegetables in casserole dish.
  10. Bake covered with aluminum foil for 2-3 hours at on medium-low (275 or 300 degrees) until meat is very tender and the other ingredients form a thick, rich sauce around the beef. Slow cooking is what makes this recipe work.
  11. The beef comes out very rich, tender and with an amazing, rich beefy flavor. It is delicious served over buttered noodles with parsley, or it can be accompanied by skillet fried potatoes or even french fries.