Braised Beef Over Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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We’ve had a few blustery, chilly, days in my neck of the woods. That usually automatically puts me into the comfort food zone. Yesterday I made a big pot of homemade soup with homemade bread. Today it’s braised beef with sun-dried tomatoes and roasted garlic, mashed Yukon gold potatoes.

Hopefully soon the weather will be so sunny and warm that we’ll be craving big salads with fresh tomatoes, marinated and grilled things, and light, fruity, desserts. But for now, it’s warm and loving comfort food.

Braised Beef with Sun Dried Tomatoes

1 – 3.25 lb. Cross Rib Roast, cubed

1 Large Sweet Onion, sliced

About 10 Cremini Mushrooms, sliced

4 Garlic Cloves, minced

1/2 Cup Sun Dried Tomatoes Packed in Oil, chopped

1 Bay leaf

6 0z. Tomato Paste

1 1/2 Cups Good Red Wine

4 Cups Gluten Free Beef Broth

1 Heaping Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, chopped

1 Heaping Tablespoon Fresh Oregano, chopped

1 Heaping Tablespoon Fresh Thyme, chopped

Freshly Ground Pepper

Kosher Salt

Olive Oil

┬áHeat a dutch oven on medium-high, drizzle generously with olive oil. Brown cubed meat in small portions, removing to a dish or plate when finished. Reserving browned bits in the pan, drizzle a little more olive oil in the dutch oven and add the onions, mushrooms, and minced garlic. Cook until onions begin to caramelize and mushrooms begin to brown. Stir often so the garlic doesn’t cook too quickly or burn. Turn down heat if necessary.

Next, add the tomato paste and stir to combine. Add sun-dried tomatoes,wine, beef broth, bay leaf, and herbs. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Season generously with kosher salt and pepper.

Cover and simmer for 2 hours or until meat is fork tender. Taste and re-season if necessary. Serve over roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

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12 thoughts on “Braised Beef Over Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  1. It’s been cold in my neck of the woods too so this is a meal I’m interested in. What great comfort food. I love how the beef has sun-dried tomatoes in it and mushrooms – great flavours there. And you can’t go wrong serving this kind of dish on mash! xx

    • Thanks! We had an early dinner today so that my husband could go do his first solo hang gliding flight with his instructor. First I was tired from such a comfort meal so early, now I’m just nervous waiting to hear how it all went! Ha! Men…they are always needing to do something adventurous!

    • Thank you, Connie! For some reason I just found three of your comments to me in my spam folder! I will have to keep a better eye on that… Have a nice evening ~ April :)

  2. This sounds wonderful, April. There’s something about beef braised in red wine that I just love. Serving it over garlic mashed potatoes and I’m sure to be a member of the Clean Plate Club. It just doesn’t get much better, in my book.

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