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Healthy Braised Beef Pot Roast

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Ingredients
  Beef chuck roast 2 Pound
  Olive oil/Canola oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onions 2 Large, cut into eighths
  Carrots 8 , cut into 2 inch pieces
  Celery stalks 4 , cut into 2 inch pieces
  Red wine/1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Beef stock 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Bay leaf 1
  Dried thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Use a meat knife or a pair of kitchen scissors to trim the fat from the beef.
2. Tie the roast with kitchen sting or butchers twine, turning it around the roast at regular intervals along the length. You will require a piece of sting about 4 times the lenght of the roast

MAKING
3. In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over moderately high heat.
4. Place the beef and sear in the hot oil using a dinner fork to turn it until it is evenly browned on all sides.
5. Remove the roast onto a platter and keep aside.
6. To the drippings in the pan, add the vegetables and sweat them, sautéing for about 5 to 7 minutes, until tender-crisp and golden.
7. Using a slotted spoon, remove the vegetables too onto a plate.
8. Deglaze the casserole with the wine or vinegar and the stock, scrapping the browned bits from the pan.
9. Return the beef to the casserole along with the bayleaf and thyme.
10. Cover the casserole and reduce the heat.
11. Allow the beef to braise for 2 to 2 ½ hours until fork tender, basting it frequently with the pan juices to prevent the meat from drying.
12. 30 minutes before the meat is cooked, return the vegetables to the casserole and cook with the meat.
13. When the meat is cooked, remove it from the casserole onto a carving board.
14. Untie the roast and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
15. Using a steak knife and fork, carve the roast into thin slices along the grain.
16. Return the meat to the vegetables and cooking liquid and reheat before serving.

SERVING
17. Serve the roast and vegetables from the casserole.
18. Serve along with steamed rice or crust bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Braising
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
150 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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