Recipe by Michal Frischman

Beer and Beef Soup

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Meat Meat
Easy Easy
10 Servings


- Soy - Gluten
4 Hours

After spending five solid minutes looking at beer labels to determine the difference between ale, lager, and stout, I did the sensible thing and googled it to learn that they are indeed different, and ale is the one you want to cook with beef. It worked out. 🙂


Main ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Gefen Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 large onion, finely diced

  • 1 tablespoon salt, divided

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced or 5 cubes Gefen Frozen Garlic

  • 16 ounces (450 grams) mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 large head Napa cabbage, thinly sliced, or about 12 cups cabbage

  • 1 and 1/2 to 2 pound (3/4–1-kilogram) kolichel or other stew meat, cut into cubes

  • 1/4 cup Glicks Soy Sauce

  • 1 12-ounce (340-gram) bottle ale

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 6 cups water


Prepare the Soup


Heat the oil in a heavy soup pot or Dutch oven. Add the onion and sauté until beginning to brown, seasoning with salt as it cooks.


Move the onions to one side of the pot and sear the meat on the other side. Add crushed garlic and mushrooms to the onions and stir.


Once the meat has browned, add soy sauce and ale and cook over high heat for two to three minutes. Add water and black pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer and cook about three hours.


Remove the meat from the pot, shred, and return to soup. Add cabbage and cook until cabbage is soft but not falling apart, about 30 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.


Food and Prop Styling: Renee Muller
Photography: Moshe Wulliger

Beer and Beef Soup

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H. S.
H. S.
2 years ago

12 cups of shredded cabbage is WAY too much for the amount of liquid in this soup.
I used 4 cups, with an added two cups of water.
Rich and delicious!