I fell in love with braising the last couple of years... and as a result, the use of my French oven goes into heavy rotation once we get into fall. Nothing like putting a dish together and allowing it to simmer and do it's magic all afternoon on the weekend. The house smells amazing and the meat becomes so tender that you would never consider putting a knife on the table when you are ready to eat.
We recently re-started our Dinner Club group - just 2 other couples and us - because we wanted to get back to trying new recipes. This first get together was to bring together comfort foods, because I was craving braised beef. The recipe I decided to try was from My Recipes and had a blend of spices that I knew would make the dish sing.
This is one of those dishes that you keep going back for a little bit more and a little bit more because the flavors keep calling to you. It is ideal when served with mashed potatoes and some crusty bread (yes a carb-fest!) to soak up that sauce. My mouth is watering just thinking about this dish again!
You know you will want to give this dish a try during those cold days in the Winter when the idea of going outside is simply not appealing.
Spice Rubbed Braised Beef
- 1 tablespoon half sharp paprika
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 3 pounds boneless chuck rust, trimmed of excess fat
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 28 ounces crushed tomatoes, undrained
- 1/2 cup water
- 6 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Combine paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt, mustard and ground red pepper; then rub all over the roast. Place in a large ziploc bag for at least 1 hour, but overnight is ideal to ensure the beef is infused with the spices.
- Heat a large Dutch (or French) oven over medium heat; add olive oil and when hot, add onion, crushed red pepper and minced garlic; cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring. To the onion mixture add: crushed tomatoes, water, 6 tablespoons brown sugar, red wine vinegar and tomato paste. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt and black pepper an stir.
- While sauce is simmering, preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Add the roast to the pan, cover and bake for 2 and a half hours.
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