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Pot Roast Braised in Red Wine

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Introduction

Roast Beef

Ingredients

Serves: 4-6

  • 1⅜ kilograms chuck roast (you could also use a tri-tip roast, English cut roast, or chuck tender roast)
  • 1 bottle red wine (a good one)
  • 125 millilitres red wine vinegar
  • 4 large onions (sliced thin)
  • 2 large chopped shallots
  • 4 rashers diced bacon
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tablespoons english mustard powder (or as much as it takes to cover)
  • olive oil

Method

Pot Roast Braised in Red Wine is a community recipe submitted by ENVYNYC and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

Cooking time: 3 1/2 hours

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Start by slicing up your onions, shallots, and garlic. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large, deep pot over medium heat. Cut bacon into small (1/4 inch) pieces and add to pot. Sautee until bacon renders its fat and is crisp. Add onions and shallots and cook until caramelized (10-15 minutes). Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper, then add fresh thyme and bay leaves.
  • Add in garlic and cook another minute or so. Blot the meat with a paper towel, then rub mustard powder all over the meat. Sprinkle both sides with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet until its smoking. Add a bit of oil to the pan and sear both sides of the roast for 2-3 minutes on each side or until nicely browned.
  • Deglaze the pan you seared your roast in with a bit of red wine (just add in a splash of wine and scrap up the crispy stuff from the bottom of the pan), then add that into your pot.
  • Set the seared roast on top of the onion mixture and pour the remaining wine in (wine should go about halfway up the meat). Add 1/2 cup red wine vinegar (any vinegar will work). Cover pot and place in oven.
  • After 90 minutes, check the level of liquid in your pot, if you need more, add a bit more wine. Turn the roast over. Once 3 hours have passed, turn roast over again, continue cooking another 30 minutes. Meat will be fork tender and will easily fall apart.
  • The onions will serve as an onion/red wine marmalade and should be served alongside the roast. The best part about this recipe is that it’s flexible. If I don’t have wine, I may use a bottle of Guinness or beer. In those cases, I’d substitute cider or white vinegar for the red wine vinegar.
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