A delicious stew with beef steak, flavored with gingerbread cookies and apple butter. Therefor it's slightly sweet and the house will smell great all day.
With this cold and stormy weather this stew is very tasty. The gingerbread and apple butter give this dish a delicious sweet taste. The meat needs quite a bit simmering to become tender, but that gives the meat time to absorb all the flavors in it.
And did I tell you my home smelled so delicious from start?
The children were not very enthusiastic in the beginning.
When my middle son thinks he doesn't like the meat which is served he becomes vegetarian (so he says) for that day (fortunately that does not happen often). Our youngest heard him saying that, but didn't know the word quite well so he became vegatastic for a day. But after smelling he tried and he was immediately no longer vegatastic for the rest of the meal.
It's a good taste!
Recipe Stew with gingerbread
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Stew with gingerbread cookies
- 50 grams butter
- 2 red onions sliced
- 500 grams lean beef steak
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 4 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 bottle dark beer
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons apple butter
- 4 cloves
- 5 juniper berries
- 2 bay leaves
- 8 ginger bread cookies
- this recipe is very suitable for the slow cooker. When using it, roast the beef and put the entire contents of the pan in the slow cooker.Pour in the beer, apple syrup and vinegar. Add the spices and gingerbread cookies. Set the slow cooker to low and let everything simmer for 6-8 hours.
- Melt the butter in a casserole.
- Caramelize the onions.
- Meanwhile cut the beef steak into cubes of about 1.5 by 1.5 cm. Cut large chunks of fat away.
- Sprinkle the pieces with flour.
- Add the beef steak and garlic to the onions and fry the meat until it is browned and the rim of fat is melted.
- Pour the beer, apple butter and balsamic vinegar with it.
- In a tea egg you add the juniper berries and cloves. Put that in the liquid. This way you can get the spices out easily at the end of the stew time.
- Place the gingerbread cookies and bay leaves on the meat.
- Put the lid on the pan and let it simmer for 15 minutes. When the cookies are soft, you can stir them in.
- Let the stew simmer further on very low heat (with a hot plate) for another 2 hours while occasionally stirring. While during that time the meat becomes too dry, add a little water.
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