Created by cooks42 on October 18, 2011
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350° Put the oil and bacon in a large casserole and cook until the bacon is crispy. Remove the bacon and set aside.
Step 2: Season the beef with the salt, pepper, and allspice and sear in the bacon drippings and oil until nicely browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove from casserole and set aside.
Step 3: Brown the onions and garlic in the casserole. Return the beef and bacon to the casserole. Add the tomatoes, beer, sugar, thyme, and rosemary and bring to a simmer. Cover the casserole and place on bottom rack of oven. After 10 minutes, check to make sure it's simmering; turn heat up 25° F. if not.
Step 4: Cook until the meat is falling apart, about 2 hours. Add the potatoes and cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Serve hot.