“From Ten Dollar Dinners on the Food Network. I made this alongside baked potatoes but you could easily add potatoes to the mix before putting in the oven and you would have more of a one pot meal. This isn't particularly saucy so don't think stew. The flavor is wonderful and the meat is so tender.”
2hrs 40mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large Dutch oven over medium-low heat, add the bacon and cook until it renders its fat and almost becomes crispy. Remove it with a slotted spoon to a plate.
  3. Add the onions to the bacon fat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook over low heat until they are deep in color and caramelized, about 15-20 minutes. Remove the onions to a plate, leaving as much fat in the pot as possible.
  4. Add the vegetable oil to the pan along with the bacon fat. Raise the heat to high. Season the beef liberally with salt and pepper and sear until nicely browned on both sides. Once the meat is browned, remove to a plate.
  5. Sprinkle the flour into the pan drippings. Cook for 1 minute before deglazing the pan with the beer.
  6. Add back the beef, onions, and bacon to the pan. Also add the carrots, prunes, thyme, and beef stock. Cover the pot and put it in the oven to braise until the beef is tender, about 2 hours.

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