Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sunday Dinner- Beef Pot Roast

Beef Pot Roast

Adapted from Michael Symon
  • One 2-2 1/2-pound chuck blade roast, silver skin removed
  • Salt
  • 4 slices bacon, large dice
  • 2 shallot bulbs peeled and left whole
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1 tablespoons coriander seeds
Sprinkle the roast liberally with salt (about 3 tablespoons), and refrigerate at least 3 hours or up to overnight. Pull the meat out an hour before cooking to take the chill off of it.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, render the bacon until slightly crispy. Remove and reserve. Dry off the meat with a paper towel and begin to brown it in the same pan over medium-high heat for 2 minutes per side; remove and reserve.
Reduce the heat to medium, add the shallots, carrots, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt and sweat until slightly caramelized and the vegetables start to release their aromas, about 4 minutes. Add the coriander, thyme and bay leaves, and continue to sweat for 1 minute.
Deglaze the pan with the cider, scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon to get all of the caramelized bits into the sauce. Add the beef stock and wine and bring to a simmer.
Add the beef back in along with the bacon The liquid should be about three-quarters of the way up the meat. Baste the meat with the liquid, top with a lid and place in the oven until tender, for 3 to 4 hours.
Skim off any excess fat and gently remove the meat to a platter. Spoon the vegetables on top.
Delicious with rosemary Parmesan popovers

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