Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Cover and cook on low for 5-1/2 to 6 hours or until meat is tender.
- 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.
Freeze option: After discarding bay leaf, freeze cooled stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Serve with noodles.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup (calculated without noodles): 246 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.
Sep 22, 2014
I cooked in the oven and made the gravy on the stove. Loved it :)
Aug 22, 2012
strong beer flavor, very tender meat, won't make it again
Feb 18, 2012
My Boyfriend LOVED this dish and he's picky. This one's a keeper.
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
Jul 22, 2011
It was not bad but the beer flavor was really strong. Not a flavorful as I had imagined
Oct 25, 2010
This was wonderful. I used a light domestic beer. And I mixed the finished beef mixture with buttered noodles. I do recommend making this the day before it is served. The flavors are much better. I will make this again.
Sep 21, 2010
This was very good, but I thought the beer taste was overwhelming. Next time I will make it without the beer and substitute beef stock and a little red wine.
Sep 21, 2010
This was very good, but I thought the beer taste was overwhelming. Next time I will make it without the beef and substitute beef stock and a little red wine.
Sep 14, 2010
Sep 14, 2010
My family loves this recipe and requests it over and over. I usually double the beef, but only use one can of beer. It's always yummy. I'm making it tonight and the smell is amazing drifting through the house!