Boeuf Biere – “Manly Beef Bourguignon”

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Boeuf Biere ("Manly Boeuf Bourguignon")
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Ingredients
  1. 2 lb grass-fed beef stew meat
  2. butter
  3. 3 or 4 large onions, chopped
  4. 2 leeks (optional), chopped (white and light green parts only)
  5. 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  6. 2 Tbsp flour or other thickener
  7. 2 C homemade beef stock
  8. 2 C dark beer
  9. 3 Bay leaves
  10. 2-3 Sprigs of fresh thyme
  11. Sea salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Brown the stew meat in butter in the Dutch oven on the stovetop. Remove stew meat and set aside.
  3. In same Dutch oven (and yummy browned butter...add more if necessary), caramelize onions and leeks. Add 1 Tbs brown sugar to aid caramelization.
  4. Add flour/thickener and stir to coat.
  5. Add stew meat, stock, beer, and herbs.
  6. Cover the Dutch oven and transfer from stovetop to the oven. Bake for about 2 hours. Remove bay leaves before serving.
Notes
  1. This is a one-pot dish! I use a cast iron Dutch oven.
  2. Serve with rosemary mashed new potatoes (with skin and lots of butter). If you like mushrooms, sauté them after the beef and set aside...add them with the beer and stock.
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