Beer-Braised Beef Recipe
Beer-Braised Beef Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Beer-Braised Beef Recipe

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“I modified the ingredients in this main dish to suit my family,” notes Geri Faustich of Appleton, Wisconsin. “It’s quick to put together in the morning, and at the end of the day, all we do is cook the noodles and eat!” TIP: “This recipe can be doubled or tripled, which I often do when we’re spending time at the cottage with two other families.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Hot cooked noodles

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without noodles) equals 246 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 313 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, discarding drippings. Sprinkle beef with pepper and salt. In the same skillet, brown beef in oil in batches; drain.
  2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the bacon, onion, garlic and bay leaf. In a small bowl, combine the beer, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and thyme. Pour over beef mixture.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 5-1/2 to 6 hours or until meat is tender.
  4. In a small bowl, combine flour and water until smooth. Gradually stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. Discard bay leaf. Serve beef with noodles. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Beer-Braised Beef in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p51

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without noodles) equals 246 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 313 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"I cooked in the oven and made the gravy on the stove. Loved it :)"

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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2012

"strong beer flavor, very tender meat, won't make it again"

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"My Boyfriend LOVED this dish and he's picky. This one's a keeper."

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Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"I used a wheat beer and it added a mellow flavor but could use more heat or spice for the next time"

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"It was not bad but the beer flavor was really strong. Not a flavorful as I had imagined"

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