Flemish Beef is a hearty, rich beef stew with a delectable sauce that brings a bland portion of beef to life with a combination of pale ale and slow cooking. Simple, yet delicious. This cost-effective recipe stretches out your food dollars quite well.

Flemish Beef

Flemish Beef
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 1/4 pounds (500 g) lean chuck steak, cubed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 ounces (75 g) mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 pint (300 ml) light ale
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • grated nutmeg
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons water chopped parsley, to garnish
  1. Brown the steak in a non-stick frying pan and place in a 1.75 litre/3 pint casserole. Add the onion, carrot, garlic and mushrooms.
  2. Blend the light ale with the stock cube, vinegar, brown sugar, and nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the meat and vegetables. Add the bay leaf. Cover and cook in the oven for 1 1/2 hours, or until the meat is tender.
  3. Mix the cornstarch with the water and stir into the casserole. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve garnished with chopped parsley.
When you are making a dish such as a casserole that needs a long cooking time, economize on fuel by using the oven to cook another dish at the same time.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: each portion Calories: 296


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