How to Braise Beef

Achieving delicious, mouthwatering beef will no longer be a secret after following this step by step guide on how to braise beef, which will guide you through each individual task.

This delicacy of a meal is created in a frying pan and provides six servings of roast beef cuts for you, your family, and friends to enjoy after cooking.

Before starting the recipe, make sure you have collected all of the ingredients, a large skillet to cook the meat in, and a knife to cut and serve the roast after it has finished cooking.

Step #1. Gather Ingredients

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Prepare all of the ingredients before you cook:

  • 2 pounds – beef (eye roast/brisket/blade roast/shank)
  • 2 tbsp. – Worcestershire sauce
  •  2 tbsp. – vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. – brown sugar
  • ½ cup – celery, chopped
  • 1 cup – leek, chopped
  • 1 cup – onion, chopped
  • 1 cup – carrot, chopped
  • 1 cup – red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. – garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup – beef stock
  • 1 cup – red wine
  • 1 cup – canned tomato purée
  • Salt & pepper

Step #2. Season the Beef

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Season beef with salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.

Step #3. Sear the Beef

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In a large skillet at high heat, sear beef with vegetable oil and brown sugar. Turn until it’s golden on every side, and reserve.

Step #4. Add the Vegetables

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Using the same skillet, add a little more vegetable oil and all the vegetables and the bay leaves. Cook for about 5 minutes.

Step #5. Return Beef to Pan

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Add the beef again and lower the heat to medium-low.

Step #6. Add Beef Stock & Red Wine

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Step #7. Add the Canned Tomato Puree

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Step #8. Cover & Cook on Low

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Cover and cook for approximately 2 hours at low heat (you can add more wine, stock or water if it’s getting too dry).

Step #9. Blend the Veg

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Remove bay leaves. Blend the vegetables until smooth.

Step #10. Cut & Serve with Sauce

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Now it’s time to dive in and eat some braised beef that has been cooked to an exquisite tenderness, after spending 2 hours sitting in a robust red wine sauce.

This dish is sure to be the highlight of any dinner party and a highly requested meal in your home. Serve with mashed potatoes for a filling dinner that is sure to satisfy even the hungriest guest.

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How to Braise Beef

Joss D
Delicious, mouth-watering red wine-braised beef with a puréed vegetable sauce.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 437 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 pounds beef eye roast/brisket/blade roast/shank
  • 2 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ cup celerychopped
  • 1 cup leekchopped
  • 1 cup onionchopped
  • 1 cup carrotchopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepperchopped
  • 2 tbsp. garlicminced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup canned tomato purée
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • Season beef with salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
    How to Braise Beef - Step 2 image, seasoning raw beef. inthekitch.net
  • In a large skillet at high heat, sear beef with vegetable oil and brown sugar. Turn until it’s golden on every side, and reserve.
    How to Braise Beef - Step 3 image flipping roast. inthekitch.net
  • Using the same skillet, add a little more vegetable oil and all the vegetables and the bay leaves. Cook for about 5 minutes.
    How to Braise Beef - Step 4 image of cooking veggies in pan. inthekitch.net
  • Add the beef again and lower the heat to medium-low.
    How to Braise Beef - Step 5 image, adding beef back to pan with veggies. inthekitch.net
  • Add beef stock and red wine.
    How to Braise Beef - Step 6 image, pouring broth in pan. inthekitch.net
  • Add the canned tomato puree.
    How to Braise Beef - Step 7 image, pouring tomato sauce in pan. inthekitch.net
  • Cover and cook for approximately 2 hours at low heat (you can add more wine, stock or water if it’s getting too dry).
    How to Braise Beef - Step 8 image, beef cooking with sauce and veg. inthekitch.net
  • Remove bay leaves. Blend the vegetables until smooth.
    How to Braise Beef - Step 9 image, blending veg mix in magic bullet. inthekitch.net
  • Cut and serve with the vegetable sauce.
    How to Braise Beef - Step 10 image of cooked beef on top of vegetable puree. inthekitch.net

Equipment

Large skillet
Blender

Nutrition

Calories: 437kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 31gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 292mgPotassium: 1092mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 4870IUVitamin C: 43.8mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 5.1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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