Soups > Beef

3 pounds Beef stew meat
1 1/2 Tablespoons Olive oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons Butter
3 medium Onions, sliced
2 Tablespoons Cider vinegar
2 teaspoons Brown sugar
1 1/2 cups Beer (full-flavored, like Stout)
3 cups Beef broth
2 Bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon Thyme

In a deep, heavy pan (that has a lid and can go into the oven), heat the oil and butter. Add the beef and brown.
Remove with a slotted spoon. Add the onions and cook until soft. Add the remaining ingredients. Return the beef. Cover and place in a pre-heated 325 oven. Cook for 1 3/4 hours or until the beef is very tender. Serves 4-6