Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Crock Pot Beer Braised Beef

One of the ingredients cooks all over the world use in cooking is alcohol because it adds not only flavour, but can sometimes help with tenderizing meats. While wine is used most often, beer works very well in a lot of differnt dishes. This is one of them.


  • 3 Lbs. lean stewing beef (cut into 1 & 1/2-inch pieces)

  • 1 Tsp. salt

  • 1/2 Tsp. pepper

  • 2 Med. onions (thinly sliced)

  • 1 - 8 Oz. can mushrooms or pieces (undrained)

  • 1 Can beer (12 oz.)

  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar

  • 2 Beef bouillon cubes

  • 2 Tsp. sugar

  • 2 Garlic cloves (minced)

  • 1 Tsp. dried thyme

  • 2 Bay leaves

Put the beef in the crock pot. Combine all the other ingredients and pour over the beef. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Before serving, thicken juices if desired using equal amounts of cold water and corn starch blended together and slowly poured into crock pot.

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