Spice Rubbed Braised Beef #SundaySupper

When the weather gets cooler and the leaves have begun to change... it's time for those dishes that warm you from the inside out. This week's Sunday Supper theme is Warming Trends... and we are all sharing those dishes that warm us up when it's getting colder outside.

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.

Spice rubbed braised beef

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

Recipe Adapted from: MyRecipes.com

  • 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
Cooking Directions
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. While sauce is simmering, preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

  4. Add the roast to the pan, cover and bake for 2 and a half hours.

Now, head on over and check out the rest of the Warming Trends recipes from the rest of the #SundaySupper bloggers!



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Shelby said…
Would LOVE to be in your dinner club :) Your braised beed looks so delicious!
Unknown said…
I love all the wonderful spices that go into this amazing meal. What a comforting and warming recipe, just perfect for our theme!
Hezzi-D said…
That spice rub sounds amazing!
Renee Paj said…
Chuck roasts are my favorite cut of beef to cook and I'm loving all the spices you've used on it!
We just started up a dinner club, too. I had "brunch" at my house yesterday for the group---it's always a blast. Your beef looks amazing---love all the spices you added! YUM!
Nothing beats brasing. We love the flavor and SUPER tender meat. This spicing sounds wonderful!
Unknown said…
Great spice rub for your roast - can only imagine all the flavor it adds! Braising is a great cooking method!
Braising is one of my favorite cooking methods too. It is so satisfying to take a tough, cheap cut of meat and turn it into a tender, flavorful dish that you can't get enough of.
Sue Lau said…
Looks so flavorful!

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