Beef Braised In Red Wine
Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://getonthegravytrain.blogspot.com/2009/08/beef-braised-in-red-wine.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Jodie Chessor Morgan
It's cold and miserable. It has been for weeks. Weather like this just screams for comfort and warmth. My all time favorite comfort food is the ubiquitous pot roast.
I LOVE pot roast. But I don't love pot roast in the crock pot. And I don't love pot roast that has been in a roasting pan all day in the oven. In short I don't love dry pot roast. I love juicy, flavorful, meaty pot roast. And that's exactly what Braised Beef in Red Wine is. You know you have done well when the beef shreds effortlessly and the meat is almost purple.
This is one of those recipes that gets even better with age. If you are making this dish for company, make sure you make it 2 - 3 days in advance. Trust me on this.
If you aren't having company over this is a great meal to make to last you all week ( if it makes it past the first dinner). I have plans for Shredded Beef Tacos tonite.
I recommend serving this over something hearty like mashed potatoes, polenta, or grits.