Flemish Beef Stew (Crock Pot)

Recipe by Bev I Am
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READY IN: 8hrs 45mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add half the beef and brown on all sides, turning frequently (about 5 minutes).
  • Transfer to a 6 quart crock pot.
  • Drain any fat from pan.
  • Add the remaining 2 tsp oil and brown the remaining beef.
  • Transfer to the crock pot.
  • Return the skillet to medium heat, add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until they give off their liquid and it evaporates to a glaze (5-7 minutes).
  • Sprinkle flour over the mushrooms; cook undisturbed for 10 seconds, then stir and cook for 30 seconds more.
  • Pour in ale (or beer); bring to a boil, whisking constantly to reduce foaming, until thickened and bubbling (about 3 minutes).
  • Transfer the mushroom mixture to the crock pot.
  • Add carrots, onion, garlic, mustard, caraway seeds, salt, pepper and bay leaf to the crock pot.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low until the beef is very tender, about 8 hours.
  • Discard bay leaf before serving.
  • ***To make ahead: Prepare though step 12 ; cover and refrigerate for up to one day before cooking in crock pot.
  • Serves 8.
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