Microwave Beef Stew Belgian Style

Microwave Beef Stew Belgian Style

This microwave beef stew Belgian style is one of the best stew recipes I have tried. Living so close to the Belgian border we can simply go over any time we crave this full-flavored stew and satisfy our cravings, but it is just as easy to make yourself at home, so read on and discover how the Belgians make a tasty beef stew.

The following recipe shows you how to make this dish in the microwave which is perfect if you do not want to stand over the stove, stirring, or use a crockpot. The end flavor is just the same as the slow-cooked version but it is much faster.

Microwave Beef Stew Belgian Style: What Kind of Beef to Use

The recipe features braising steak, which might be labeled skirt, flank or stewing steak (any tough, cheap cut is good for making this rustic stew) as well as onions and garlic. Beef stock, light ale, herbs and a pinch of brown sugar contribute towards the distinctive flavor.

What to Serve with this Microwave Beef Stew Belgian Style Recipe

This is lovely served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Ensure the mashed potatoes have plenty of butter or cream for a nice texture, and the veggies might be something like broccoli or carrots.

Served in this way, it makes is an amazing meal, especially good for the cooler months, and the rustic flavors will really please your palate.


Microwave Beef Stew Belgian Style

Belgium is known for its meat-rich cuisine, and you can get all kinds of wonderful meat dishes there including this typical Belgian beef stew which features garlic, light ale and herbs.

  • Author: Victoria Haneveer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Belgian


  • lbs (675g) cubed braising steak
  • 3 large, thinly sliced onions
  • 1 crushed clove garlic
  • 1 oz (30g) seasoned flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 10 fl oz (300ml) hot beef stock
  • 10 fl oz (300ml) light ale
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Combine everything in a microwave safe dish.
  2. Cover with a lid and microwave on ‘high’ for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir then microwave on ‘simmer’ for 90 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  4. Stir it every 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the bay leaves before serving.

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