Beef Carbonnade


  • 300g stewing beef off the bone
  • 20g + 15g Salted Butter
  • Enough flour to coat the meat
  • 200g Onions finely sliced
  • 150 ml of Windhoek Draught Beer
  • 5g Brown Sugar
  • 200ml Beef Stock or brown onion soup
  • Freshly chopped parsley to garnish
  • Salt & Pepper to season


Cut the beef into small steak and dust with flour

Heat 20g of butter in a frying pan and sauté the meat on both sides until nice and brown in colour – Remove meat and set aside

Add the remaining butter to the pan and sauté the onions – almost caramelize

Add Beef back into pan with onions

Season with Salt and Pepper

Add the Windhoek Beer, sugar, stock to beer and onions

Bring to the boil and skim – then cover with lid or tin foil

Braise in the oven at 160’C for about 2 hours

When serving sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley

Serve with nice French baguette or rustic mashed potatoes


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