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Flemish Beef Stew

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
2 hr
Serves
4
Difficulty
Difficult
We’ve streamlined the recipe for a Belgian rib-sticker to make it a satisfying meal any guy would want on the weekend. It ain’t your mother’s beef stew.

Ingredients

Uncooked beef round

16 oz, cut into 1-inch cubes

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, yellow, chopped

Button mushrooms

1 pound(s), brown, thinly sliced

Minced garlic

2 tsp

Beer

12 fl oz, such as a brown ale, porter or stout

Uncooked carrot(s)

3 large, cut into 1-inch chunks

Dijon Mustard

1 tsp

Caraway seeds

1 Tbsp

Black pepper

½ pinch, freshly ground

Table salt

¼ tsp

Bay leaf

1 leaf/leaves

White all-purpose flour

1½ Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Spray a large Dutch oven with nonstick spray; set over medium heat for a few minutes. Add meat and brown on all sides, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add onion; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until they give off their liquid and it evaporates, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute, until it coats everything and begins to brown. Pour in beer; stir until bubbling. Add carrots, mustard, caraway seeds, pepper, salt and bay leaf, as well as beef and any juices in its bowl. Bring to a simmer, stirring occa
  4. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer slowly for 2 hours, or until meat is fork-tender.

Notes

(Serving size: 2 cups)