Carbonnade A La Flamande (Belgium)

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 20m
Ready In

"Beer is typical for the Belgian braise, and gives a quite different character to beef than the red wine of the bourguignon. A bit of brown sugar masks the beer's slightly bitter quality, and a little vinegar at the end gives character. Serve this with parsley potatoes or buttered noodles, a green salad, and beer."

Original is 6-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (537 g)
  • Calories 959.5
  • Total Fat - 64.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 20.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 298.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1866.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 72.4 g
  • Calcium - 59.3 mg
  • Iron - 6.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oil in heavy skillet; brown beef, a few pieces at a time.

Step 2

Reduce heat to moderate; stir onions into skillet. Brown to golden brown, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Stir in garlic.

Step 4

Arrange half the beef in casserole; season lightly with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Spread half the onions over beef; repeat with remaining beef and onions.

Step 6

Heat stock; pour over beef.

Step 7

Add enough beer to cover beef.

Step 8

Stir in sugar, parsley and spices; bring casserole to boil on top of stove.

Step 9

Cover. Bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Step 10

Drain cooking liquid into saucepan; beat cornstarch mixture into cooking liquid.

Step 11

Simmer for few minutes; pour sauce over beef.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


This was awesome. Used leftover seared beef cubes otherwise made as directed. Very tender and tasty.


review by:
(1 Sep 2019)


This is a good basic stew, I missed having more veggie variety but it was still very tasty. I served this over mashed potatoes. Made for SWT 2019


review by:
(29 Aug 2019)


This was so good. I love the depth of flavor from the beer and spices used in this recipe. Thank you, lazyme. Made for Susie's World Tour (Benelux)


review by:
(22 Aug 2019)

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