Who would have thought a barbecue type sauce would turn out so well with braised beef stew, but it did, with the help of a few gourmet ingredients. Braised meat brings so much more flavor to dishes. Being allergic to tomatoes, I used my tomato-free barbecue sauce which worked wonderful with this recipe, being that it’s a bit more savory than traditional barbecue sauces. This is a must try recipe. I hope you enjoy it. I’ll certainly be making this again soon.
Braised Beef Stew – cooked in a barbecue beer and wine
Braised beef stew with a gourmet barbecue sauce that is both sweet and savory made with red wine and beer.
- 2 1/2 lbs. beef stew meat
- 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup chopped yellow onions
- 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
- 1 1/3 cups coarsely chopped carrots
- 1 cup gluten free barbecue sauce (I used Tomato-Free BBQ Sauce.)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
- 1 large bay leaf
- 1/3 cup dry red wine (I used cabernet sauvignon.)
- 2 cups gluten free beef broth (O Organics, HerbOx, Better Than Bouillon)
- 2/3 cup gluten free beer
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon gluten free dijon mustard*
- 1 Tablespoon butter or buttery spread, melted
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon guar gum or your favorite thickener
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oil in a heavy skillet on medium-high heat. Add meat and brown well, flipping as needed.
- Add onion, carrots, and ground thyme; cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add barbecue sauce, bay leave, beef broth, wine, beer, honey, and mustard; stir until combined; bring to a boil; lower heat; and cook for approximately 1 hour 45 minutes or until fall apart tender.
- Once cooked, add melted butter and guar gum to a small container; stir until combined. Bring sauce to a boil; add guar gum mixture and stir until thickened.
- To individual bowls, add some of the sauce; add mashed potatoes to the center; arrange beef stew meat around mashed potatoes; top potatoes with some sauce; and serve immediately.
*Corn-free dieters should skip the mustard, which may result in not needing the honey. You should also make sure you use a corn-free beer.
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