Beef,  Sweden

Kalops – Swedish Beef Stew

This weeks Swedish recipe is Kalops – or beef stew. It’s so easy to make and gives you a delicious stew that smells amazing

Yield: 4 servings

Kalops - Swedish Beef Stew

Kalops - Swedish Beef Stew

Beef stew that are left to simmer until the meat is really tender. It smells wonderful when you lift the lid.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 600 grams / 1.3 pounds boneless beef.
  • 1 tablespoon butter.
  • 2 yellow onions.
  • 2 carrots.
  • ½ leek.
  • 1 teaspoon salt.
  • 10 allspice peppercorns.
  • 5 white peppercorns.
  • 1 bay leaf.
  • 5 dl / 17 ounces water.
  • 2 tablespoons flour.

To serve

  • Sour cream


  1. Clean and cut the meat into cubes, about 2x2 cm / 1x1 inches.
  2. Brown the meat in batches in butter & canola oil in a frying pan and transfer to a pot.
  3. Peel the onion and carrot, trim and rinse the leek. Slice onion, carrot and leek.
  4. Put the yellow onion in the pot, salt and add spices and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes. Add the carrot and leek and simmer for a further 15 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  5. Stir out the flour with a bit of water and add to the stew to thicken. Allow to boil for 3-5 minutes and season with salt and pepper.

Serve with potatoes and possibly a dollop of sour cream.


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