Flemish Stew

17 Oct

zOld - Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious")

Flemish Stew

Belgium might be famous for waffles, chocolates and beer but there are some other delicious food items that this country have to offer, one of them is this Flemish stew or Carbonade Flamande. This national dish of Belgium is made out of beef and onions slowly stewed in dark Belgian beer like Oud Bruin, Brune Abbey Beer or Flanders which gives it a distinct sour and bitter taste. Herbs like thyme, bay leaf and mustard are commonly used to enhance flavour and give a nice aroma.

A really simple and hearty dish which is good to serve with bread, potatoes or even rice.

Ingredients

1 kg stewing beef, cut into 2-inch cubes
2 pcs carrots, sliced
250g button mushrooms
330ml Dark Belgian Beer
1 cup Beef Stock
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup flour
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp dried parsley
2 pcs bay leaf

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