Stoofvlees (Belgian Beef Stew)

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by Maiumlteacute G.

This is a real Belgian recipe, there are many ways of making it, but this is one I came up with and changed it along the way. It has a rich, sweet sauce and absolutely tastes wonderful! Serve with french fries and apple sauce

Top Review by a.marston-gill

I found this recipe so easy to follow, and the resulting dish is truly wonderful, that I use it often , and also get requests to cook it again when I invite friends to dinner. It's more than just Belgian winter comfort food, it is outstanding, especially when served with Brown Belgian beer, thanks for the recipe, A M-G.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Glaze the onion in margarine in a large skillet.
  2. Add the beef and cook until it has browned.
  3. Add all of the beer, the beef, the chocolate and the bay leaf.
  4. Spread the mustard onto the slices of peperkoek or bread and place in top of the meat.
  5. Add salt and pepper to your taste.
  6. Leave to cook on low heat for at least 1 1/2 hours, but the longer it cooks the better it tastes, stir from time to time preventing it to burn. The sauce should have a pretty thick consistency.
  7. The leftovers of this recipe can be frozen or the recipe can easily be doubled.
  8. Enjoy!

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