A few weeks ago through the magic of twitter I contacted Beau’s Beer and asked to feature them in a few of the recipes I was working on. To my delight they agreed!

For those who do not know, Beau’s Beer (http://www.beaus.ca) is an all natural brewing company that operates out of Vankleek Hill Ontario – about one hour from Ottawa. It is really delicious and comes in a unique bottle that helps to keep it tasting it’s best. You can find Beaus at various LCBO’s in Ottawa and a variety of great Ottawa Restaurants.

The following I wrote using Beau’s Lugtread Lagered Ale.

Asian Cabbage & Veal Slowcooker Stew with Beau’s Beer Sauce
Serves 2

2 red skinned potatoes washed and chopped into 2 inch cubes
2 carrots washed, peeled and chopped into 2 inch pieces
1 sweet potato washed and cut into 3 inch chunks
1 onion peeled and cut into quarters
1/4 of a cabbage chopped into large pieces
1 small head of Asian cabbage (Bok Choy) chopped in to large pieces
1 TBSP olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1 lb of stewing veal
2 cups beef broth
1 cup Beau’s Lugtread Lagered Ale
1 TBSP rosemary
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 TBSP Cornstarch
2 TBSP Water

Place first 6 ingredients in the bottom of a slow cooker.

In a hot skillet heat olive oil. Add garlic and veal and cook until meat becomes slightly browned on the outside (2-3 minutes a side). Add skillet contents to slow cooker.

Add broth, Beau’s beer, rosemary and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Add cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.

Once finished turn slow cooker to keep warm. Ladle out 2-3 cups of the liquid from the slow cooker into a small pot. Turn on heat to medium high until it comes to a boil – reduce heat to keep at a simmer. In a separate cup mix cornstarch and water (this is really important, if you mix the cornstarch into hot liquid it will form nasty lumpy balls in your sauce). Add cornstarch mixture to the pot and stir until it thickens.

Serve veggies and meat with a good coating of the Beau’s Beer Sauce.

** Sorry for the lack of pictures – my camera is out of commission at the moment!

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