Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 1/2 lb onions, sliced

  2. About 1/2 cup canola oil

  3. 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  4. 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  5. 2 teaspoons salt

  6. 1 teaspoon black pepper

  7. 3-lb boneless beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

  8. 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

  9. 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  10. 1 1/2 tablespoons steak sauce

  11. 2 bay leaves

  12. 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  13. 1 1/2 to 2 (12-oz) bottles of beer (not dark)

  14. 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

  15. Garnish: chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  16. Accompaniment: cooked potatoes, rice, or noodles

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cook onions in 2 tablespoons oil in a 6- to 8-quart ovenproof heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 5 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 325°F.

  3. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Pat beef dry and toss with flour mixture. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large heavy skillet until hot but not smoking, then brown beef in batches, adding as browned to onions and adding more oil to skillet as necessary.

  4. Add soy, Worcestershire, and steak sauces, bay leaves, thyme, and enough beer to pot to just cover beef and onions, then bring to a simmer. Cover pot and braise stew in middle of oven, stirring in brown sugar after about an hour if desired, until meat is tender, about 2 hours.

  5. Season stew with salt and pepper.


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