Stew the Flemish way

Zeeuws-Vlaams ‘stoofvlees’

Tags: Soups & Stews Meats & Fish

400 grams sirloin beef
2 onions
2 apples
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tbsp butter or margarine
2 tbsp ketjap manis (sweet)
½ tsp nutmeg
salt, pepper
600 grams frozen French fries

Preheat the oven to 225ºC/435ºF. Skin the onions and slice them into rings. Peel, quarter and core the apples and slice them into strips. Cut the meat into 1 cm or ½” strips and sprinkle with the ginger powder and pepper. Put the fries in the oven and bake them till golden brown.

In the meantime heat the butter in a skillet. Turn up the heat and fry the beef strips for about 3 minutes. Take the meat from the pan and fry - with heat still turned high - the onion rings for about 3 minutes. Add the apple slices and cook for another minute. Turn down the heat, add ketjap, nutmeg and 2 tbsp water. Cover the pan and let the mix stew for 10 minutes. Add the meat and simmer for 2 more minutes. Add salt to taste.

Serve with the golden-brown fries and a mixed salad or your choice of vegetables.