Spring has definitely sprung and today would have been a great night to BBQ. However I had some stew meat to use up so I decided to pull out the good old reliable slow cooker perhaps one last time until the Fall and make a nice hearty beer infused Beef Carbonnade, Crockpot. It’s a Belgian dish and I choose this time to use a dark beer or more specifically Rickards Dark (an English style porter) because I had it on hand.
I initially found the flavour quite strong so I added in some beef broth to help mellow it a bit. And take the edge off it did….however the flavour of the dark ale was still present (and yummy by all accounts). We served it with a cheesy mashed potato.