Burgundy Pot Roast

 

Burgundy Pot Roast
This boeuf bourguignon–inspired pot roast is tasty, tender and moist.
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Serves: 6-8
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Ingredients
  • Pot Roast
  • 1 (5 to 6 lb) boneless beef chuck-eye roast Pulled apart at the seam into 2 separate roasts, fat trimmed, and roasts tied individually at 1 inch intervals
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 slices bacon halved
  • 4 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh thyme or 1 tsp. dried
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Vegetables
  • 2 cups frozen pearl onions or fresh**
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 lb. white mushrooms trimmed and quartered
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp. minced fresh parsley
Directions
  1. For the Pot Roast: Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 300 degrees. Pat beef dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Cook bacon in Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate. Pour off all but 2 tbsps. fat from pot and heat over medium high heat until just smoking. Add beef and brown on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to plate.
  2. Add carrots and onion to now empty pot and cook over medium heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Whisk in wine and bring to simmer, scraping up any browned bits. Reduce heat to medium –low and cook until reduced by half and slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in broth, bacon, thyme and bay leaves. Return beef and any accumulated juice to pot and bring to simmer. Place large sheet of aluminum foil over pot and cover tightly with lid. Bake until fork slips easily in and out of beef, 2 ½ to 3 hours.
  3. For the Vegetables: When beef is nearly done bring onions, broth, butter, and sugar to boil in 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until onions are tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Uncover, increase heat to medium-high, and cook until all liquid evaporates, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and set aside until beef is done.
  4. Transfer beef to carving board, tent with foil, and let rest for 30 minutes. Let braising liquid settle, then skim any fat from surface with large kitchen spoon. Bring liquid to boil over medium-high heat and cook until reduced to 3 cups and slightly thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Strain sauce through fine-mesh strainer into 4- cup liquid measuring cup; discard solids. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Reheat vegetables over medium, about 3 minutes. Stir parsley into vegetables. Discard twine, slice beef against grain into ½ inch thick slices, and transfer to platter. Spoon vegetables around beef. Pour 1 ½ cups sauce over beef. Serve, passing remaining sauce.
Notes
**Check out how to peel pearl onions the easy way

For a boeuf bourguignon–inspired pot roast, we enhance a simple chuck-eye roast with a silky red wine sauce and buttery vegetable garnish. Removing fat from the meat before cooking staves off greasy sauce, and cutting the roast into two smaller portions gives more surface area for browning. Oven-braising turns this inexpensive cut into a fork-tender holiday roast. Cooking the pearl onions and button mushrooms separately helps them retain their flavor, and fresh parsley brightens them up even more.

 

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