Saturday, October 16, 2010

Braised Beef with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Dutch Oven Recipe #1
Bethany put this yummy recipe in my birthday cookbook. My picture did not look nearly as appetizing as this one from cooking light! I had to cut out 30min of the simmer time because I was running late so it wasn't as tender as it could have been. I think I will try this next time in a slow cooker.

2 teaspoons olive oil
2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 medium onions, vertically sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups water
1 cup dry red wine
1 cup less-sodium beef broth
1 cup sun-dried tomato halves, packed without oil, cut into strips (about 2 1/2 ounces)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Preparation
Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. Add sliced onion; cook for 7 minutes or until onion is softened, stirring occasionally. Add minced garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring often.

Stir in water and next 9 ingredients (through bay leaf). Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 1 hour. Uncover and simmer 30 minutes or until beef is tender. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle each serving with parsley.

1 comment:

robinsonhomesweethome said...

I was the lucky recipient of this meal just recently from Bethany herself! Very very very delicious...my husband and I can't stop raving about it and in fact are looking forward to having it ourselves again soon! She did make it in her crock pot and the meat was oh-so tender!

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