Braised Beef and Onions

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

An old-fashioned pot roast recipe. Like any pot roast, this one tastes even better made ahead and reheated. Drizzle the pan juices over potatoes. I make a 1/2 recipe for the 2 of us and the leftovers make a fab hot beef sandwich! If meat is not well marbeled, I suggest adding 3/4 cup of water or beef broth to the pan at the beginning.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Pat meat dry. Stir together allspice, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl and rub all over meat.
  3. Spread half of onions and half of garlic in a 13- by 9-inch roasting pan and arrange meat on top. Spread remaining onions and garlic over meat. Tightly cover pan with foil and roast, turning meat over after 1 hour, until meat is very tender, about 2 1/2 hours total.
  4. Skim fat from pan juices. Slice meat across the grain and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with onions and pan juices.
  5. note:.
  6. Beef can be braised 2 days ahead. Cool meat in juices, uncovered, then slice and chill in juices, covered. Reheat, covered, in a 350°F oven 30 to 40 minutes.


Most Helpful

This was a very tasty roast beast. The meat was so tender that we cut it with our forks. The onions were absolutley delicious. I loved the addition of the allspice to the beef, it gives a nice flavour. I also didn't have any pan drippings leftover but it didn't matter, this meal was incredible, the best roast beef sandwiches ever, thanks so much for sharing Annacia.

Baby Kato March 11, 2008

This is a great way to prepare a cheaper cut of beef. I did aniticipate it being a bit juicier but it was tasty. The pan drippings and onions were scrumptious although there wasn't a lot of drippings. There was enough for a bit on top of our potatoes. If there were more drippings it would make a wonderful beef dip sandwich on day 2. I only did a half recipe so perhaps I overcooked it by following the recipe as stated. Next time (and there will be a next time) I will only cook it for 2 hours. I did use the allspice but decreased the amount because I was unsure if we would like it. We liked the flavour very much. Thanks for sharing this terrific recipe.

GaylaV February 10, 2008

First time I use Jamaican allspice on a roast but it won't be the last. I left my onions quartered and served it with mashed and veggies. We just about demolished a three pound roast leaving me just a bit to snack on tomorrow. TFS Made this for ZWT3

Julie B's Hive May 31, 2007

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