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
Heat 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.
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!
That is THE most perfect comfort food.. I love garlic mashed potatoes.. hot, I like to eat it really hot! c
Me too! It was quite good, I’m glad we ate early…I’m still full! Ha!
I was in a comfort food mood also. I slow roasted a brisket today. Your dish is lovely. Happy comfort food day!
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 🙂
Great dish! I love the new blog look! 🙂
Now *that* looks hearty!
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.
Thank you! It received rave reviews from my husband. 🙂
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