Savory Beef and Onion Stew (Hachée)

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is one of the favourite dishes in the region i live in. I got the recipe from a site with authentic dutch recipes: There is actually another ingredient in the original recipe, it's called ontbijtkoek and it's used to thicken the stew instead of using cornflour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the onions and the flour in the butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add stock gradually, stirring all the time. Add bay leaves and cloves and simmer for five minutes with the lid on the pan.
  3. Add the vinegar and the diced meat.
  4. Simmer for another hour.
  5. Mix the cornflour with a little water. Add this to the stew to thicken the sauce. Simmer for five minutes, stirring continuously.
  6. Make it to taste with a little pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
  7. Serve with mashed or boiled potatoes and red cabbage with this dish.
Most Helpful

This makes a lot of tasty gravy that I served over mashed potatoes. I used 1 1/2 pounds of beef so DH would not ask, "where's the beef". Loved the flavor the bay leaves gives this meal. I might have used 1 too many dashes of worcestershire sauce but it was still good. Made for *ZWT4* 2008 game for the *Zingo Round* I'm on team *Tickling Tastebud Travellers*

Charlotte J July 09, 2008

I probably used a generous 1/2 pound of beef, but other than that the recipe was followed & we had a very, very nice beef dish! Served this with thick slices of multigrain bread for a satisfying lunch! {Made & reviewed in the Zingo part of Zaar World Tour 4]

Sydney Mike July 07, 2008

This dish was so filling and had a wonderful flavor. Very hearty and had a heavenly aroma as it cooked. I made the recipe as written and wouldn't make any changes to it. Made for ZWT4 for the Tickling Tastebud Travellers.

Dreamgoddess May 31, 2008