Crock Pot Beef and Beer Carbonnade

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 146)

We all really enjoyed this crock pot beef and beer carbonnade when I made it for dinner recently.

It sounds kinda fancy, but is really just a hearty Belgian style beef stew made with onions and Belgian ale.

Since we’re not Belgian ale drinkers and I didn’t feel like making a special trip to the store in search of it, I used a bottle of amber ale that was hiding in the back of the fridge.

Slow Cooker Beef and Beer Carbonnade

Crock Pot Beef and Beer Carbonnade

This is definitely hearty wintertime fare.

Served with noodles and slow cooker apple glazed carrots, this crock pot beef and beer carbonnade made for a satisfying meal.

And the only thing left to do at dinnertime was boil the noodles! Oh, how I love my crock pot :-)

Crock Pot Beef and Beer Carbonnade
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Belgian style crock pot beef and beer carbonnade, a hearty and flavorful stew perfect for cold weather
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 7
  • 2-1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 12 ounces beer (preferably Belgian; I used an amber ale)
  • 3 tablespoons instant tapioca (or flour)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  1. Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart cookbook.
  2. Grease the inside of your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Place the beef, onion, bacon, beer, tapioca, bay leaves, brown sugar, mustard, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper in the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 7 hours or until the meat is tender.
Martha's Notes
Nutrition Estimates Per Serving (4 ounces beef and a generous ¼ cup sauce): 337 calories, 15.9 g fat, 4.3 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 38.1 g protein and *8 Points Plus

Source: adapted from Mable Hoffman’s Crockery Cookery

If you liked this crock pot beef and beer carbonnade recipe you might also like:

Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast
Slow Cooker Beef with Mushroom Sauce
Slow Cooker Beef with Mushrooms
Slow Cooker Beefy French Onion Soup

*PointsPlus® for crock pot beef and beer carbonnade calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Today’s food for thought…

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
~ Albert Einstein

And weight loss tip…

Mini-size your boxes and bowls. The bigger the package you pour/serve from the more you eat. (20 to 30% more for most foods.) Repackage your jumbo boxes into smaller Ziploc bags or Tupperware containers and serve it up in smaller dishes. The smaller the box, the less you make, and the less you eat. The smaller the serving dish, the less you take, and the less you eat.
~ Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

Do you have a favorite motivational quote and/or weight loss tip? I’d love for you to leave it for me in the comments!!

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