Slow-Cooker Beef Carbonnade with Potatoes

Unlike French beef stews made with wine, carbonnade relies on the deep, dark flavor of Belgian beer.

  • Prep Time 12 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
medium onion, sliced
8
small red potatoes, cut into fourths
2
1/2-pound beef round steak, cut into 8 serving pieces
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
package (1.8 ounces) tomato beef flavor (oxtail) soup mix
1
can (12 ounces) beer
  • 1 Place onion and potatoes in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Arrange beef on top. Sprinkle beef with brown sugar, nutmeg, salt, pepper and soup mix (dry). Pour beer over all.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until beef is tender.
  • 3 Spoon pan juices over beef before serving.

Expert Tips

If you prefer to skip the beer, use the same quantity of nonalcoholic beer, apple cider or beef broth instead. And if you can't find tomato beef oxtail soup mix at your supermarket, use a 10 3/4-ounce can of condensed tomato soup with 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules instead.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
600mg
600%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
22%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.