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Braised Sunday Pot Roast

Type: Meat
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 tablespoons 45mlUnsalted butter
1 1/2 cups 93g / 3.3ozChopped onion
1 cup 110g / 3.9ozCarrots - chopped
1/4 cup 59mlVegetable oil
5 lbs 2270g / 80ozBeef roast, (chuck, rump or bottom round) - covered with a
  Layer of fat and tied
2   Garlic cloves - cut into slivers
2   Tomatoes - chopped
  Bouquet garni (parsley, leeks, bay leaf,
  Celery stalk, sprig thyme or teaspoon
  Dried thyme)
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a casserole large enough to hold the meat, heat the butter. When foaming subsides add the onions and carrots and saute for about 10 minutes or until they take on some color. With a slotted spoon remove them and reserve for later.

Add the oil to the casserole and heat over high heat. Add the beef and brown the meat on all sides; this should take 15 minutes to get a deep golden color. Return the vegetables to the casserole, stuffing them underneath the meat. Add the garlic, tomatoes, and bouquet garni. Heat the casserole until you hear it sizzle, drape the meat loosely with aluminum foil, cover the casserole tightly and place it in the lower third of the oven.

Cook for 1 hour, turn the meat over, lower the heat to 325 degrees and continue to cook until the beef is tender, another 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Remove the meat to a platter. Strain cooking juices into a saucepan, pressing down hard on the vegetables to extract their liquid. Let liquid settle for a minute, then skim off surface fat. Heat the liquid and reduce slightly; adjust seasoning. Slice the roast and spoon the gravy over the top. Serve with braised carrots and boiled parslied potatoes (make extra for cold potato salad and beef salad next day).

This recipe yields 8 servings.

COOKING MONDAY TO FRIDAY with Michele Urvater - From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # MF-6658)


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