Original Dutch Stew

Dutch Stew is a dish that has alway's been made in a Dutch Oven. Every region, city and family in Holland has their own version of this stew. 

Original Dutch Stew







  • 1 kg of stewing beef
  • 250 g chopped onions
  • 3 cups vinegar
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tbsp of apple jam/ syrup
  • 5 slices gingerbread
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 50 g of butter


1. Marinate
Cut the meat into 2 cm  pieces and marinate in vinegar, salt, pepper, bay leaf and clove for at least 2 hours but preferably 24 hours

2. Brown
Remove the meat from the marinade and brown for two minutes at a high heat in  your COMBEKK Dutch Oven and add the onions and cook until softened.

3. Simmer
Add the marinade, syrup and sugar and water until the meat is covered and simmer for three hours with the lid on at a low heat (the thermometer in you pan should be around 60°C) to stew. After two hours add the gingerbread for thickness and flavor in the stew.

4. Serve
Serve with potato mash and grilled vegetables.


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