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from "Real Simple® magazine"

A Dutch oven may be old-fashioned, but it's not outdated. You can use this ovenproof pot with a tight-fitting lid stews, roasts, braises and baked beans.

Hands-on time: 25 minutes
Total time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Makes 6 servings
 Real Simple® magazine

6 tablespoons olive oil
4 slices bacon, diced
2 1/2 pounds rump roast or bottom round, cut into 6 equal portions, or 2 1/2 pounds precut stew meat
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 medium yellow onions, thickly sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
2 12-ounce bottles dark beer, such as brown ale
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks (peeled, if desired)

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Heat oven to 350° F. Place the oil and bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Fry the bacon until crisp and transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside. Season the beef with the salt and pepper. Add some of the beef to the pot, being careful not to crowd the pieces. Cook until browned, about 7 minutes per side. Transfer to the plate with the bacon; set aside. Repeat with the remaining beef. Add the onions and garlic to the pot and cook until softened, about 7 minutes. Spoon off and discard any excess fat. Return the beef and bacon to the pot and add the tomatoes, beer, brown sugar, thyme, and rosemary. Bring to a simmer. Cover and transfer to oven. After 10 minutes, check to see if the stew is simmering; if not, increase oven temperature by 25° F. Cook until the meat is falling apart, about 2 hours. Add the potatoes and cook until tender, about 30 minutes more. To serve, ladle the stew into individual bowls.

CALORIES 545 (28% from fat); FAT 17g (sat 5g); PROTEIN 47g; CHOLESTEROL 124mg; SODIUM 773mg; FIBER 4g; CARBOHYDRATE 42g

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 Quantity Ingredients Est.Price
  Oscar Mayer Bacon - $9.99/ea
  Beef Chuck Stew Meat
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  Yellow Onion, Small
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  Muir Glen Organic Diced Tomatoes - $1.99/ea
  Guinness Irish Dry Stout, Glass Bottles - $10.99/ea plus tax & deposit
 6ct, 11.2fl oz ea
  Spice Supreme Thyme - $1.29/ea
  Spice Supreme Rosemary - $1.29/ea
  Domino Light Brown Sugar - $1.69/ea
  Gold Potatoes - $1.49/lb
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  Peeled Garlic - $4.99/ea
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  Bel Aria Extra-Virgin Olive Oil - $11.99/ea
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  David's Kosher Salt - $3.19/ea
  Just FreshDirect Tellicherry Peppercorns (Refill) - $4.99/ea
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