Swedish Sailor Stew (Sjömansbiffgryta)

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is a very simple, typical Swedish family stew that delivers a taste that is oh so satisfying. Make it in an enameled cast iron casserole or other oven safe dish because this goes into a very hot oven for quite a while. All the liquid gets absorbed and the casserole becomes good and crusty - but delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F
  2. Combine all the ingredients except the beer into a large ovenproof casserole.
  3. Pour the beer over the stew; cover.
  4. Bake until the meat is very tender, the potatoes are breaking apart, and the beer is absorbed, about 2 hours.