Flemish-ish stew

    2 hours 30 min

    A gently cooked beef, bacon and Belgian beer stew. A rich beef stew that borrows from Flemish cuisine.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 onion
    • 6 rashers unsmoked bacon
    • 500g diced stewing beef
    • tomato purée
    • 1 squeeze of lemon juice
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 beef stock cubes
    • 1 bottle of Belgian beer (Leffe, Zot)

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

    1. Chop up an onion, trying to avoid crying your eyes out.
    2. Chop up some bacon into little bits and chuck it in a frying pan along with a pack of diced beef. Fry on a high heat for a few minutes until the beef has browned a bit and the room smells like a Burger King Bacon Double Cheeseburger. Whack in the onion and stir it all up a bit for a few minutes.
    3. Boil the kettle.
    4. Dollop on some tomato purée, just a bit of a covering and mix it all in. Squeeze in a little bit of lemon juice (only a little bit). Swadge over a touch of salt and a sprinkling of pepper.
    5. When the kettle has boiled, stick 400ml of the hot stuff in with 2 beef stock cubes in a separate jug.
    6. Lob all the stuff from the frying pan into a casserole dish. Add the stocky water mixture on top of it. Pour in some Belgian beer so that the stuff in the pot is swimming (but not drowning).
    7. Put on the lid and bung it in the oven at 150 to 160 C / Gas 2 to 3, for around 2 hours, or even longer if you can face the wait.


    Serve with potato croquettes and green vegetables.

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    love your cooking terms...whack, swadge, lob etc. these are the same cooking terms i grew up with. thanks for the recipe and i am about to try it now with some stewing steak. Cant wait for my kitchen to smell like a Burger King Bacon Double Cheeseburger...thats when I will cry my eyes out. keep up the great recipes.  -  15 Feb 2014