Belgian Beef Stew

Belgian Beef Stew


"This is a wonderful, dark, beef stew that is great over noodles."


2 h 20 m servings 439 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 439 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 24.1 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.8g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 26.3 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 1220 mg
  • 49%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Blanch the bacon for 1 minute in boiling water. Drain.
  2. Place bacon and butter or margarine in a large covered pot or Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat until bacon is browned. Add onions; cook until golden. Add garlic, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes; take care not to burn the garlic. Remove bacon mixture from pot, and set aside.
  3. Add beef to the fat left in the pot, and brown on all sides. When meat is browned, return bacon mixture to the pot. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Add enough beer to just barely cover the meat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cover. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  4. Remove pot from heat, and stir in parsley, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Serve hot.
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  1. 24 Ratings


Well, this is just fair but strays too far from a true Belgian stew - we are going back to our old recipe. Carbonnade should have belgian or similar ale and vinegar - not lemon juice. Tak...

I added lots more garlic and used Guinness as the beer. Everything was great until I added the lemon juice at the end, which drowned out all the other flavors and was really over-the-top. I'll...

This is the BEST beef stew recipe I've ever made! I don't know what it was, the beer,the lemon juice, the bacon that gave this stew such a wonderful flavor, but it really was wonderful. I did t...

Having no idea what Belgium Beef Stew would turn out to be, everyone was pleasantly surprised in the depth of the flavor. Very easy and yet flavorful, definitely will make again.

Really unusual but excellent dish. I mean, beer and lemon juice? With beef and bacon??? Something about the combination of flavors just makes for a fantastic, memorable stew. I would serve t...

I recently used this recipe for a beer-themed party. Though it takes 2 hours to cook, it definitely has a great flavor. It tastes great with beer bread. I substituted ground beef chuck and it...

This is a tasty, rather decadent stew. Another similar recipe suggested topping it with Dijon-smeared pieces of french bread, which was yummy and might offset the "soupy" concern some have.

Too much bacon for our taste. It gave the beef a strong smoky flavor.

Very rich warming stew, although most British and Irish beef stews also use beer or stout in preperation.