Flemish Beef Stew Recipe

Looking for an easy Flemish Beef Stew recipe? Learn how to make Flemish Beef Stew using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sskoko

Makes 8 servings



For this slow-cooker interpretation of Carbonnades Flamandes, a Flemish stew made with beer, if you can't find a brown ale, use a strong, dark beer (but not a stout).

Recipe Ingredients for Flemish Beef Stew

4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
2 pounds beef
3/4 pound sliced cremini, or white button mushrooms
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups brown ale, or dark beer
4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Recipe Directions for Flemish Beef Stew

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons 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 slow cooker. Drain any fat from the pan. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and brown the remaining beef. Transfer to the slow cooker.

  2. 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 to 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 slow cooker.

  3. Add carrots, onion, garlic, mustard, caraway seeds, salt, pepper and bay leaf to the slow cooker. Stir to combine.

  4. Put the lid on and cook on low until the beef is very tender, about 8 hours. Discard the bay leaf before serving.

Categories

Beef, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 279.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
303
Calories from Fat
88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.8g
15%
Saturated Fat
3.0g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Sodium
355mg
15%
Potassium
765mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
11.4g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
3.3g
Protein
37.1g
Vitamin A 120% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 4% Iron 25%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Contains alcohol
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