Flemish Beef Stew

Recipe by LikeItLoveIt
READY IN: 2hrs




  • Blanch salt pork in boiling water 5 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse well; pat dry.
  • Transfer to heavy large skillet and cook over medium flame until lightly browned.
  • Remove from skillet using slotted spoon and reserve for use in salads or other dished.
  • Increase heat to medium high.
  • Add beef to skillet in batches (do not crowd) and cook until well browned on all sides, turning with spatula.
  • Transfer meat to heavy 2 to 3 quart saucepan.
  • Add onions to skillet reduce heat slightly and cook until deep golden brown about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Blend in flour and cook about 30 seconds, watching carefully so flour does not burn.
  • Add stout and stir, scraping up any browned bits.
  • Bring mixture to boil.
  • Pour over beef.
  • Blend in vinegar, sugar, parsley, bay leaf and thyme.
  • Cover saucepan and simmer mixture for 30 minutes.
  • Spread mustard over bread.
  • Press bread into stew.
  • Cover and cook until meat is tender, about 1 hour.
  • Remove bay leaf and discard.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Serve with boiled potatoes, green salad and beer.