Easy, Delicious Italian Style Braised Beef


Easy, tasty, delicious Italian Style Braised Beef: My favourite cut of beef is without a doubt blade roast! I love working with blade roast, simply because it is such a wonderful meat to slowly braise in the oven. The meat is always tender and melts in your mouth!

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  • 1 beef blade roast
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (whole)
  • 1 can of whole Italian tomatoes ( 28 oz)
  • 1/2 cup of beef broth
  • 1/2 cup of red wine ( if you don’t want to use red wine use 1 cup of beef broth in total)
  • 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp of dry parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Italian Style Braised Beef


1 ) In a large dutch oven, heat up 2 tbsp of olive oil.

2 ) Salt and pepper the meat on both sides.

3 ) On high heat, sear the beef on each side, about 5 minutes or until you get a nice caramelization on the meat, then set aside.

4 ) In the dutch oven add in the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.

5 ) Add in the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes.

6 ) Add in the beef broth, red wine, Italian whole tomatoes, bay leaf, parsley and the basil leaves.

7 ) Now you put the meat back into the dutch oven.

8 ) Salt and pepper to taste.

9 ) Put the cover on the dutch oven and braise in a preheated oven at 350 F for about 3 hours.

From: mc2creativeliving.com



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