4 ounces bacon, cut across into 1/2 inch pieces
3 pounds beef chuck, cubed
2 pounds sliced onion
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups beer
1 cup beef stock
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon chopped thyme leaves
2 bay leaves
In a heavy bottom cast iron skillet, cook bacon bits to crisp.
Remove bacon and save. Add the cubed beef chuck in the bacon fat. Add sliced onion, brown.
Remove fat. Singe with flour. Mix well. Add beer and beef stock to cover. Bring to boil. Add small amount of wine vinegar, minced garlic, thyme and bay leaf. Cover.
Cook for 2 hours or until beef is tender.
Sprinkle with crisp bacon before serving.
This Flemish style dish is served with braised red cabbage.