Monday, October 10, 2011

Wine-marinated Pot Roast

Wine-marinated Pot Roast from Midwest Living

1 3- to 3-1/2-pound boneless beef chuck arm pot roast, beef chuck shoulder pot roast or beef chuck seven-bone pot roast
1 750-milliliter bottle fruity red wine (such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Zinfandel or Merlot)
1/2 teaspoon kosher, sea salt or regular salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
1 10.5-ounce can condensed beef broth
1/4 cup no salt added tomato paste
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon herbes de Provence, fines herbes or Italian seasoning, crushed
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 bay leaves
1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
4 medium carrots, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, and halved crosswise or 2 cups packaged peeled fresh baby carrots
4 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces or 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise into sixths
2 cups whole fresh cremini mushrooms
2 stalks celery, bias-sliced into 1-inch pieces
Hot cooked noodles
2 tablespoons snipped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
Baguette-style French bread, cut into 1-1/2-inch slices (optional)

1. Trim fat from meat. Place meat in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour wine over meat; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours and up to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.

2. Drain meat, reserving wine. Pat meat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle meat with salt and black pepper. In a 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven, over medium heat brown meat on all sides in hot oil.

3. In a medium saucepan, bring reserved wine to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until wine is reduced by half, about 1-1/2 cups. Stir in beef broth, tomato paste, mustard, herbes de Provence, garlic and bay leaves. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes more. Pour wine mixture over meat in Dutch oven; add onion.

4. Bake, covered, in a 325 degree F oven for 2-1/2 hours. Add carrots, parsnips, mushrooms and celery. Bake, covered, about 1 hour more or until meat is very tender. Transfer meat and vegetables to a large serving platter, reserving juices in Dutch oven. Cover meat and vegetables with foil to keep warm.

5. For wine sauce, skim off any fat from juices. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until juices are slightly thickened. Season to taste.

6. Slice meat or use a fork to break meat apart into pieces. Serve wine sauce with meat, vegetables and noodles. Sprinkle meat and vegetables with parsley. If you like, serve with French bread. Makes 8 servings.

Here's my version! It was some work and took a lot of time with cooking, but it was SOOOO good and worth it :)

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