Braised Beef With Brandy and Mustard (Monique)

1 review, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 2 hours 40 minutes

Sun-dried tomatoes and two kinds of mustard intensify the good, beefy flavor of this pot roast. Bottom round is the suggested cut here; eye round, tip and arm pot roast are other lean cuts that will work well.


1 tablespoon olive oil
4.5 pounds bottom round steak; trimmed of fat and membrane
0.5 cup brandy
2 cups beef stock; defatted
2 tablespoons coarse-grained mustard
2 tablespoons Provence-style or Dijon mustard
4 shallots; peeled and thinly sliced
4 sun-dried tomatoes; (not oil packed); cut into slivers
3 large cloves garlic; peeled and thinly sliced
6 juniper berries
1 bay leaf
Freshly ground black pepper; to taste

Original recipe makes 4



Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a Dutch oven or deep skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add meat and brown on all sides. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and drain off all the fat in the pan. Return the pan to the heat and immediately add brandy, stirring to scrape up any browned bits of meat in the bottom. Cook until the brandy is reduced to a syrupy glaze. Stir in stock, mustards, shallots, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, juniper berries and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Return the meat to the pan, cover tightly and place in the oven. Bake, turning the meat every 30 minutes, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until very tender. Remove bay leaf and season the sauce with pepper. Cut the meat into thin slices, arrange on platter, and spoon the sauce over top.

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very good flavor [I posted this recipe.]
mqboom 6y ago

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