Braised Beef Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 1
| Last Updated on February 2, 2024
Braised beef is a classic comfort food dish, perfect for a hearty meal on a cold day. Enjoy this keto-friendly, make-ahead, hearty family meal.
Utensils Dinner
Globe African
14
ingredients
11
steps
200
minutes
Chef Kevin has worked with celebrity chefs in his over 20 years in the culinary arts, crossing paths with luminaries like Wolfgang Puck and Gordon Ramsey. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, he assumed roles in restaurants around the U.S., garnering experience while creating feasts for a range of audiences. With equal skill for both entertaining and teaching, Chef Kevin is eager to share new gourmet moments with food lovers.

Ingredients

Servings:
5
3-4 lb
chuck roast
1 tbsp
cornstarch
1 tbsp
salt
1 tbsp
pepper
2 tbsp
vegetable oil
1
onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
2
carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
2
celery stalks, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup(s)
red wine or beef stock
2-3
sprigs of thyme
2-3
sprigs of rosemary
2-3
bay leaves
3 tbsp
tomato paste, divided
1
root vegetables, peeled and chopped, optional
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Directions 11 steps | 200 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C). Measure and prep all ingredients.

Braised Beef Recipe: Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C).
Step 2

Season the chuck roast generously with cornstarch, salt and pepper. Use enough to coat all sides.

Braised Beef Recipe: Season the chuck roast generously with cornstarch, salt and pepper.
Step 3

In a large, oven-safe Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, add the chuck roast and sear it on all sides until it's browned. Remove the roast from the pot and set it aside. (See notes 1.)

Braised Beef Recipe: In a large, oven-safe Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil.
Step 4

Add the chopped onions, garlic, carrots, and celery to the same pot. Cook and stir until they start to soften and become fragrant, about 5 minutes.

Braised Beef Recipe: Add the chopped onions, garlic, carrots, and celery to the same pot.
Step 5

Pour in the beef broth (or red wine) to deglaze the pot, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. (See notes 2.)

Braised Beef Recipe: Pour in the beef broth (or red wine) to deglaze the pot, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
Step 6

Add the thyme, rosemary, tomato paste, bay leaves, and diced tomatoes to the pot. If you're using root vegetables, add them as well.

Braised Beef Recipe: 
Add the thyme, rosemary, tomato paste, bay leaves, and diced tomatoes to the pot.
Step 7

Return the seared chuck roast to the pot. Cover the pot and place it in the preheated oven. Allow the chuck roast to braise for about 2½-3 hours. Check the roast after about 2 hours. It should be fork-tender and easy to shred when it's ready.

Braised Beef Recipe: Return the seared chuck roast to the pot.
Step 8

Once the roast is done, remove it from the pot and let it rest for a few minutes.

Braised Beef Recipe: 
Once the roast is done, remove it from the pot and let it rest for a few minutes.
Step 9

If desired, strain the braising liquid to make a flavorful sauce to serve with the roast.

Braised Beef Recipe: If desired, strain the braising liquid to make a flavorful sauce to serve with the roast.
Step 10

Simmer the strained sauce in a separate pot and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.

Braised Beef Recipe: 
Simmer the strained sauce in a separate pot and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
Step 11

Slice or shred the chuck roast and serve it with the vegetables and sauce. It's great with mashed potatoes, rice, or crusty bread. Enjoy!

Braised Beef Recipe: Slice or shred the chuck roast and serve it with the vegetables and sauce.

Notes:

  1. This step helps lock in flavor and creates a nice crust on the meat.
  2. This adds a rich flavor to the braising liquid.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
599
FAT
23.2 g
PROTEIN
70.6 g
CARBS
19.7 g
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Carmela G.

Carmela

Cozymeal Team Member

13 Feb 2024

A perfect comfort food for the family.

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