Easy Dutch beef stew with apple and fennel
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A warm and tasty Dutch beef stew with apple and fennel
Recipe type: Stew
Cuisine: Dutch
Serves: 4
  • 2 pounds (1kg) Beef shoulder
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Fennel bulb
  • 3 Onions
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 5 dried Juniper berries
  • 1 oz (30gr) flour
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 tbsp apple butter / apple syrup
  • 1 oz (30gr) cooking butter
  • a splash of Olive oil
  • 1 or 2 beef stock cubes (to taste)
  • Water
  • 4-6 medium sized Potatoes
  1. Heat the cooking butter and olive oil in a large pan or casserole over medium heat.
  2. Cut the beef and apple into dice sized cubes and chop the onions roughly.
  3. When the butter is melten add the beef and saute until it's brown.
  4. Add the onion and saute for a minute or two, add the flour and stir until it's spread out through the pan. Now add water until everything is just underwater. Add 1 or 2 beef stock cubes and stir until dissolved.
  5. Now you can add the bay leaves, juniper berries, cloves and the apple cubes.
  6. Let this simmer on low heat for about 3 hours. (you don't want it to boil, but just nearly so)
  7. Cut the potatoes in wedges and add them when you've got about 20 minutes of the 3 hours left. They'll be done when the beef stew is ready too!
  8. Serve with a dark beer or a good red wine and Enjoy!
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