Flemish Beef Stew

February/March 2006

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For this slow-cooker interpretation of Carbonnades Flamandes, a Flemish stew made with beer, if you can't find a brown ale, use a strong, dark beer (but not a stout).

"I used Hobgoblin beer and no seeds. My husband loves it and he hates stews. "
Flemish Beef Stew

24 Reviews for Flemish Beef Stew


I could not figure out why my sauce was bitter until I read the back of the caraway seed bottle. It says, "Caraway seeds can become bitter when cooked too long. For soups and stews add 15 minutes before food is done to avoid bitter taste."
Wasted food and time!


Could not figure out why my dish tasted bitter. I found that cooking caraway seeds an extended period of time will make a dish bitter. I am sure it would have been good, but I wasted my ingredients and time, this time.


We had it. It was great! But wondered if we could add potatoes to the mix. Or put it over long noodles (stroganoff-like).


Delicious! I used venison instead of beef because that is what I had. My adult daughter 'sampled' it all day long! Easy and tasty. I have made it with low sodium beef broth instead of beer as well.


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