Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Wine Braised Chuck Roast

For a New Year's dinner with my parents my & I decided to cook one of the pieces of beef we got for Christmas. Matt thought it would be good braised in a classic mixture red wine & herbs.
1 - Wine Braised Chuck Roast
He was so right as the meat came out juicy, tender & oh so tasty. The wine, herbs & juices create a wonderful au jus to serve with the meat & some mashed potatoes. Plus it was no fuss giving us plenty of time to take my parents' money in cards!

Wine Braised Chuck Roast

3 - 4 lbs chick roast
salt & pepper
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 small onion, roughly chopped
3 - 4 sprigs fresh thyme
1 t dried marjoram
8 oz red wine
1 - 2 T unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Lay out 2-3 layers of tin foil big enough to wrap the beef in.
Wine Braised Chuck Roast
Salt & pepper the beef & lay in the middle of the foil folding up the sides to create a bowl. Sprinkle in the garlic, onion, thyme and marjoram. Pour in enough wine to cover the beef about halfway.
1 - Wine Braised Chuck Roast
Seal up the foil & place the packet in a baking dish. (Don't worry if it leaks a little, ours did & it still turned out just fine.)
Wine Braised Chuck Roast
Bake for about 3 1/2 hours.

Carefully remove meat from the foil packet. Move to a cutting board or serving platter & tent to keep warm. Strain the cooking juices into a skillet. Bring to a simmer. Whisk in the butter & let simmer for about 5 minutes. Test for seasoning. Serve with the beef.

Serves 6 - 8

Tomorrow what to do with all that leftover beef....

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16 comments:

Dawn said...

beef cooked in red wine is the best isn't it?

George Gaston said...

kat & Matt... this sounds amazing! Simple ingredients and a simple easy method to prepare. Many thanks...

Grace said...

what to do with that leftover beef? hide it from me, for one thing--it sounds amazing! i don't think you'll need to make any adaptations to it, but i'll love to see what you end up doing. :)

Suzee said...

This is my absolute favorite way to have chuck roast - the only change I make is I use a dutch oven rather than the tin foil thing. My leftovers are usually chopped up and put in chili - I like the 2 textures of beef - hamburger and the chunks of roast - delish!

Lo said...

It's awesome to start off the new year with some delicious leftovers, isn't it?

Beef looks amazing -- and those leftovers are screaming out to be made into a panini, if you ask me!

Deborah said...

this looks amazing!

tamilyn said...

I love beef and red wine together. I drooled over several recipes I will have to try.

Warm regards from another MN blogger :)

Oh, speaking of your comment of loving the salty sweet-have you ever tried the chocolate covered bacon Pig Lickers at the fair?

Anonymous said...

Would this work in a crock pot? I would think low for about six hours?

kat said...

Anonymous - I do think this would work in a crock pot. The main thing would be having a crock pot big enough for the cut of meat.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Kat! I have a large oval crock pot, so I will try it this weekend and post the results.

PBSwine said...

Hello! I love this type of recipe. I used to cook a similar dish using nothing more the a dry onion soup mix as the spice. This looks even better! I'd like to say in a non-critical way, that your phrase "The wine, herbs & juices create a wonderful au jus to serve" while used by a lot of Americans, would be more technically correct if you replaced the words au jus with just jus. Au jus means with juice while jus means just juice. Thanks for the recipe!!

Vicki said...

Looks fabulous. Can't wait to try it. On a foodie email list I belong to, some of us were saying not that long ago that we'd never heard of a chuck roast. (We typically use it diced in casseroles etc.) I'll have to point them to this!

Kate said...

This is THE only way to cook a beef roast. It never fails me ever, and makes the most sumptuous meat. Plus it smells incredible!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Wow! I love the simplicity of the recipe and the easy clean up! Great job guys!

Peter M said...

The result looks awesome...juicy, tender and flaky meat. Perfect.

Angel Vicky said...

This is certainly one of the delightful easy healthy recipes that I’ve ever tried!! We made it with my mom for our gatherings and it taste really good!

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