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Beef Carbonade Recipe


Beef Carbonade is beef and onions braised in beer. I believe it originated from Belgium and is also famous in Northern France.


Recipes usually call for a lot of onions, 5 to 6, but that is just too much for me. I just use 2 medium sized onions but you can certainly double that amount, if you like.

You can serve it with potatoes or egg noodles.

Beef Carbonade Recipe



  1. Cook bacon slices in the slow cooker pot or a Dutch oven pot over medium-high heat until crisp.
  2. Remove bacon, reserving drippings in the pot.
  3. Set bacon aside.
  4. Add onions, garlic, beef, salt, and pepper to drippings in pan.
  5. Cook 5 minutes, browning beef well on all sides.
  6. Stir in flour, and cook 2 minutes.
  7. Add vinegar and the next 5 ingredients (vinegar through bay leaf), and bring to a boil.
  8. Finely dice bacon and add to the pot.
  9. Place slow cooker pot on the base or transfer mixture to crockpot.
  10. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or on LOW for 8-10 hours or until beef is tender.
  11. Serve with egg noodles or potatoes.