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                             FLEMISH BEEF STEW
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beef                             Main Dish
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       oz           Chopped salt pork
    1                    Bay leaf
    1       lb           Beef chuck in chunks
    1       t            Thyme
    3                    Onions thinly sliced into
    3       tb           Dijon mustard
    1       t            Flour
    1                    French Bread (stale)
    1 1/2   tb           Vinegar
    2       c            Stout or porter
    1                    Parsley spring
    1       tb           Packed brown sugar
   Blanch salt pork in boiling water 5 minutes.   Drain
   and rinse well; pat dry.   Transfer  to heavy large
   skillet and cook over medium flame until lightly
   browned.   remove from skillet using slotted spoon
   and  reserve for use in salads or other dished.
     Increase heat to medium high.   Add beef to skillet
   in batches (do not crowd) and cook until well browned
   on all sides,  turning with spatula.   transfer meat
   to heavy 2 to 3  quart saucepan.   Add  onions  to
   skillet reduce heat slightly and cook  until deep
   golden  brown about  10  minutes,  stirring
   occasionally.   Blend in flour and cook about 30
   seconds, watching carefully so flour does not burn.
     Add stout and stir, scraping up any browned bits.
    Bring mixture to boil.   Pour over beef.   Blend in
   vinegar,  sugar, parsley, bay leaf and thyme.  Cover
   saucepan and simmer mixture for 30 minutes. Spread
   mustard over bread.  Press bread into stew.  Cover and
   cook until meat  is  tender,  about 1 hour.   remove
   bay leaf and  discard.   Serve immediately.
   Serve with boiled potatoes, green salad and beer.
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