Braised Italian-Style Beef

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READY IN: 2hrs 40mins
Recipe by Irmgard

This is a big favourite at my house. Because it is prepared on the stovetop, it can be served all year round. It is delicious served with mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With a sharp knife, make small cuts in the beef; insert a garlic sliver in each.
  2. Rub the meat with salt and pepper; sprinkle with flour.
  3. In a deep heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the oil over high heat; sear the meat for about 7 minutes or until browned all over.
  4. Add the onions, carrots, celery, thyme, bay leaf and stock.
  5. Cover tightly and simmer over low heat for 1-1/2 hours, turning the beef occasionally.
  6. Stir in the tomatoes, parsley, oregano and basil; simmer for 45 to 50 minutes or until the beef is tender.
  7. Discard the bay leaf.
  8. Slice and serve with the vegetables and sauce.

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