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Beef and Beer Stew with Herbs

User Rating 4 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Beef and Beer Stew with Herbs
This beef and beer stew is made with bacon drippings and a variety of herbs and seasonings. The stew is slow-simmered to perfection on the stove top.


  • 2 pounds stew beef, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons oil or part bacon drippings
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried ground marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1 medium bay leaf
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounce) condensed beef broth
  • 1 can or bottle (12 ounce) beer
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped in 1-inch pieces
  • 4 medium to large potatoes, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 6 small onions, peeled and cut in quarters
  • salt or seasoned salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water


In a skillet brown the meat in the hot oil. Add the herbs and seasonings, beef broth, and beer. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

Add the vegetables and continue cooking for 30 to 30 minutes longer, until vegetables are tender. Taste and add salt to taste.

In a small bowl or cup mix the flour and water until smooth; stir into the stew until hot and thickened.
Serves 6.

See Also
Beef Stew With Tomatoes
Curried Beef Stew
Home-Style Vegetable Beef Stew
Beef Stew Index



User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Fantastic stew, Member edpfarr

I have made stew for a large family for over 30 years. I have tried many recipes and have been looking for a long time for a stew made with dark beer which simmers a long time, resulting in tender meat and a good hearty dark gravy. This is it!! I used a bottle of Newcastle Dark Beer, I cooked it an extra half hour before adding the vegs, I added some peas for both color and to stretch it a little, and since I am extremely picky about vegetables I used really fresh carrots and potatoes from the local farm stand. I also used a mixture of round and chuck cubed meat. There were no leftovers. It was that good. People had thirds. This was truly a winner, I shared it with my daughter and copied it into my own recipe book. I will make this again many times.

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