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Chocolate Beef & Beer Stew
   HT MC 135mins

Serves 4     Hot    Beef    Vegetables   Herbs   Alcohol Main Course Eggless 



900g/2lb Stewing or Braising Beef

75g/3oz Butter

225g/8oz Onions, chopped

1 tbsp Flour

1 tbsp Brown Sugar

1 tbsp Wine Vinegar

540ml/18 fl.oz. Light Ale (beer)

50g/2oz Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids), chopped

Salt and Black Pepper

Bouquet Garni


1. Cut the meat into large thin slices. Melt 50g/2oz of the butter in a large pan, add the meat and brown on all sides over a high heat. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

2. Add the onions to the pan with the remaining butter and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes. 

3. Sprinkle over the flour and stir well then add the sugar, vinegar, beer  and cook, stirring until thickened.

4. Return the meat to the pan, together with the chocolate, bouquet garni, salt and pepper. Mix well then cover and simmer very gently for 1 to 2 hours.


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Serving Suggestions

Serve with a green vegetable


Key techniques used in this recipe

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Simmer - To maintain the temperature of a liquid at just below boiling.


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Make Ahead/ Freezing


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