Braised beef with red wine and vegetables

Braised beef with red wine and vegetables

SERVES 4 150 minutes
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INGREDIENTS

For the braised beef

  • 1,2 kg. beef chuck, cut into large pieces
  • 120 gr. olive oil
  • 250 gr. onions, large dice
  • 150 gr. carrots, large dice
  • 100 gr. celery, large dice
  • 50 gr. garlic cloves, whole
  • 100 gr. red wine
  • 30 gr. tomato paste
  • 850 gr. demi glace
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10 gr. thyme
  • 60 gr. butter
  • salt

For the vegetables

  • 60 gr. olive oil
  • 200 gr. carrots, medium dice
  • 200 gr. celery root, medium dice
  • 200 gr. leeks, medium dice
  • salt

DIRECTIONS

For the braised beef

Season the beef pieces with salt on all sides. Heat a braising pot over high heat, add half the olive oil and sear the beef until it develops a nice golden brown color on all sides. Remove the beef from the pot and discard any leftover fat. Place the pot back on the heat, add the rest of the olive oil and sauté the onions and carrots until golden brown. Add the celery and garlic and sauté until the garlic aromas become apparent. Add the tomato paste and cook while stirring for about 2 minutes. Deglaze with the wine and cook until it reduces to a syrupy consistency. Add the demi glace and bring to the boil. Add the beef, thyme and bay leaf, lower the heat, cover and braise over low heat until beef is tender. Alternatively braise in a 140°C oven. Strain the braising liquid and reduce to the desired consistency (taking care to remove the fat as it rises to the top). Combine the beef, the reduced liquid and the separately cooked vegetables and then add the butter and stir to incorporate into the sauce. Check for seasoning and serve.

For the vegetables

Heat the pan over high heat, add 1/3 of the olive oil and sweat the carrot until tender. Season with salt and remove onto absorbent paper. Repeat the process with the other two vegetables.

 

 

For the braised beef

  • 1,2 kg. beef chuck, cut into large pieces
  • 120 gr. olive oil
  • 250 gr. onions, large dice
  • 150 gr. carrots, large dice
  • 100 gr. celery, large dice
  • 50 gr. garlic cloves, whole
  • 100 gr. red wine
  • 30 gr. tomato paste
  • 850 gr. demi glace
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10 gr. thyme
  • 60 gr. butter
  • salt

For the vegetables

  • 60 gr. olive oil
  • 200 gr. carrots, medium dice
  • 200 gr. celery root, medium dice
  • 200 gr. leeks, medium dice
  • salt

For the braised beef

Season the beef pieces with salt on all sides. Heat a braising pot over high heat, add half the olive oil and sear the beef until it develops a nice golden brown color on all sides. Remove the beef from the pot and discard any leftover fat. Place the pot back on the heat, add the rest of the olive oil and sauté the onions and carrots until golden brown. Add the celery and garlic and sauté until the garlic aromas become apparent. Add the tomato paste and cook while stirring for about 2 minutes. Deglaze with the wine and cook until it reduces to a syrupy consistency. Add the demi glace and bring to the boil. Add the beef, thyme and bay leaf, lower the heat, cover and braise over low heat until beef is tender. Alternatively braise in a 140°C oven. Strain the braising liquid and reduce to the desired consistency (taking care to remove the fat as it rises to the top). Combine the beef, the reduced liquid and the separately cooked vegetables and then add the butter and stir to incorporate into the sauce. Check for seasoning and serve.

For the vegetables

Heat the pan over high heat, add 1/3 of the olive oil and sweat the carrot until tender. Season with salt and remove onto absorbent paper. Repeat the process with the other two vegetables.

 

 

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