Braised Beef Pot Roast
photo by McReynolds
- Ready In:
- 2 lbs sirloin, 1" thick
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, or canola oil
- 2 onions, cut in eighths
- 8 carrots, cut in 2" pieces
- 4 stalks celery, cut in 2" pieces
- 1⁄2 cup red wine vinegar, or 1 cup red wine
- 1 1⁄2 cups beef broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 bay leaf
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt and black pepper, freshly ground
- Trim fat from beef. Cut a length of kitchen string about four times the length of the roast and wrap once around the length, then around width several times, tying where it comes together.
- In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over moderately high heat. Brown beef on all sides. Transfer to a plate.
- Add vegetables to pan and saute for about 7 minutes or until browned and slightly softened. Transfer to a plate.
- Return beef to pan. Add wine vinegar, stock, herbs, salt and pepper. Stir to blend. Cover and simmer gently about two hours, turning meat every 30 minutes.
- Return vegetables to pot, cover, and simmer about 15 m inutes, or until beef is very tender.
- Discard bay leaf. Slice meat and arrange on platter surrounded by vegetables. Serve with pot juices.
This was excellent! I made a few minor changes to the recipe. I didn't have any regular beef broth at hand, so instead I used the same amount of water with a package of Beefy French Onion Soup stirred in. I used a 1/2 cup of white wine, thinking that was all I had, but later discovered I had red wine, so I added a bit more of that too (about 1/4 c., I think). Otherwise, I used the ingredients as listed, adding in some potatoes as well. Instead of cooking this on the stovetop the entire time, after starting it on the stove I put the Dutch Oven into the oven at 350F for two hours. My family raved about how wonderful this recipe was, and even this morning I kept hearing compliments on last night's dinner. This will be a keeper.
Just wonderful! I used a bottom round roast and it was succulent! I included potatoes and braised them along with the other veggies. Instead of returning the veggies to the pan with the beef, I finished roasting them in the oven and served them with the tender beef and gravy. The flavor of the gravy was out of this world and the beef just fell apart. Such wonderful flavors! Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe.