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Belgian Beef Carbonnade

Belgian Beef Carbonnade

Total Time:

6hrs 30mins




6hrs 15mins

Skill Level:



  • 2 - 3 lbs. stewing beef
  • canola or olive oil, for cooking
  • 3 - 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 large onion, chopped or thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup beef stock, plus extra if needed
  • 1 can or bottle beer (or more stock)
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 - 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • mashed potatoes or egg noodles, for serving

How to Make It


Drizzle some oil into a large, heavy skillet set over medium-high heat and cook the bacon until crisp; transfer to a shallow bowl, leaving the drippings.


Brown the beef in the drippings on all sides, working in batches, sprinkling with salt and pepper in the pan and transferring to the bowl of a slow cooker as it gets browned and crusty on the edges.


Pour about half a cup of water into the pan, stirring to loosen any browned bits, and pour that liquid over the meat in the slow cooker.


Add the remaining ingredients, cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or until the meat is very tender.


Serve over buttered egg noodles or mashed potatoes.

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