braised beef…

April 1, 2009

braising beef is a perfect way to keep your meat tender and moist.
braising is a process of slow cooking tougher cuts of meat in liquid in order to add flavor and to moisten and tenderize the meat.  it is using started with browning the meat, then slow cooking it in liquid in the oven.
click here + here to learn more about the braising process.
read more if you’d like a tasty recipe for braised beef…
recipe: braised beef
3-5 pounds cut of pot roast beef [can also use beef short ribs]
kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
2 tbs grapeseed oil
1 small onion, diced
1-2 small carrots, peeled and diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 rib celery, chopped
1-4 springs of fresh thyme
2 dried bay leaves
1/2 bottle of red wine [or red cooking wine]
1 10 oz can of good quality beef stock
preheat oven to 350 degrees
season the raw beef with salt and pepper.
in a large stockpot that is oven safe, place on the stove over medium-medium high heat. heat grapeseed oil and add beef.  brown on each side for about a minute or two allowing the beef to caramelize a little.  remove and set aside.
add onions, carrots, garlic, and celery to remaining oil and cook and stir for about 5 minutes.  remove and set aside.  over medium heat, add to the pot the wine, and beef stock, and de-glaze the pan making sure to get all the flavorful bits from the bottom.  return the beef, and veggies around the beef.  cover with the lid and allow the liquid to steam, not boil for about 1-2 minutes. remove lid and replace with foil.
place in a 350 degree oven for 2-2 1/2 hours.  every 30 minutes check on beef and spoon liquid over the top.  remove foil the last 30 minutes.
after the beef has finished cooking, remove from oven and let rest for at least 15 minutes before cutting.  this will keep all the moisture in.
***stayed tuned for a great recipe for beef stroganoff with the left over meat and broth.  so don’t throw it out…

4 thoughts on “braised beef…

  1. Megan

    Oh my goodness, that photo is absolutely mouthwatering! I love cooking braised beef so I will definitely be checking out this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂


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