- 500 gram beef stewing meat
- 1 large bottle of dark beer (0.5 liter)
- 4 tablespoons apple molasses
- pepper and salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 cloves
- large knob of butter
- 800 gram floury potatoes to make your own fries or use fries of your choice
- about 100 gram (grated) mozzarella
Kitchen equipment needed
- cutting board & chef’s knife
- Dutch oven with lid
- meat tongs
- frying pan and/or airfryer/oven
Preparation — 2 hours + 30 minutes
Cut the beef into pieces, remove any excess fat or muscles. Season the meat with pepper and salt and make sure the pieces are completely covered with a thin layer of flour.
Heat a large knob of butter in a Dutch oven or cook the meat until they’re beautiful brown on all sides. If the pan is too small it’s best to cook them in batches. Pour in a large bottle of dark beer and bring to a boil. Stir in 4 tablespoons of apple molasses along with the bay leaf and cloves. Let the stew simmer on low heat for at least 2 hours. The exact time depends on the type of meat you’re using and the size of the pieces.
Finishing the beef stew poutine — 30 minutes
You can make the fries in all sorts of ways. You can use frozen fries or fresh fries. You can also use floury potatoes to cut them yourself. If you slice them yourself, you can fry them with or without skin. You can fry them in oil or in the oven or airfryer.
It’s best to pre-cook the freshly cut fries, for the oven/airfryer and frying oil method you can do this at a lower temperature of 150 degrees Celsius or 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Afterwards fry or bake them until they’re beautiful golden brown and crisp at a temperature of 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove cloves and bay leaf from the stew and season with pepper, salt and maybe some more molasses. Use 2 forks to create even smaller pieces of stew. Add the crisp fries in a large dish or smaller dishes and divide the stew with lots of sauce on top. Divide some mozzarella on top and melt it in the oven or airfryer. Serve immediately, maybe with a simple green salad. Enjoy!