Bœuf Carottes (Beef and Carrot Stew)

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This simple slow-cooked beef and carrot stew is always a success. Serve with a bowl of white rice.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 2 hours 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. sunflower oil
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and sliced
  • 2 lbs. beef shanks, cut in 1½" cubes
  • 12 medium carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 bottles (12 oz.) ginger beer
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp. thyme
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Heat a medium French oven (or pot) over medium-high heat. Melt the butter and add the oil. Add the diced onions and cook for 3 minutes; they should start to look translucent. Brown the cubes of beef shanks on each side, for 3 minutes.
  • Add the carrots to the pot, stir well, and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the ginger beer on the meat and the carrots. Stir again. Add the bay leaf and the thyme, then the peppercorns, the salt, and the pepper. Stir well and bring to a boil over high heat. Once it has reached the boiling point, reduce to the lowest heat, put the cover on, and simmer for 2 hours.
  • Remove bay leaf.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. sunflower oil
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and sliced
  • 2 lbs. beef shanks, cut in 1½" cubes
  • 12 medium carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 bottles (12 oz.) ginger beer
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp. thyme
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Heat a medium French oven (or pot) over medium-high heat. Melt the butter and add the oil. Add the diced onions and cook for 3 minutes; they should start to look translucent. Brown the cubes of beef shanks on each side, for 3 minutes.
  • Add the carrots to the pot, stir well, and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the ginger beer on the meat and the carrots. Stir again. Add the bay leaf and the thyme, then the peppercorns, the salt, and the pepper. Stir well and bring to a boil over high heat. Once it has reached the boiling point, reduce to the lowest heat, put the cover on, and simmer for 2 hours.
  • Remove bay leaf.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories500
Total Fat14g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol95mg
Sodium860mg
Total Carbohydrate38g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars26g
Protein52g