Braised Beef with Onions and Stout
In a 4-quart Dutch oven brown meat in hot oil on both sides. Remove meat, reserving drippings in Dutch oven. Add onion; cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Sprinkle flour over onion; stir to combine. Carefully stir in stout and water. Return meat to Dutch oven; add bay leaves, salt, and pepper.Advertisement
Bake, covered, in a 325 degree F oven for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until meat is almost tender.
Stuff each dried plum with a hazelnut, if desired. Add dried plums and parsley to Dutch oven. Cover and bake about 20 minutes more or until meat is tender. Discard bay leaves. Serve dried plums and onion-stout mixture with meat. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
1-1/2 fruit, 2 vegetable, 4 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat.