Cherry’s Tender And Flavorful Braised Beef Sets the Bar High!

This recipe is good to serve with rice and with vegetables either for a casual dinner or for a fancy dinner. It’s perfect because it’s a fancy meat that you don’t get to prepare every day. Everyone will surely appreciate this meal.   
Our friend over at Homemade Mommy has this to say about this recipe:

“I could have just thrown the roast into the slow cooker but I wasn’t getting the results I wanted from that approach. I know it is because you get a lot of flavor when you brown a roast before braising. To do this would defeat the purpose of using a slow cooker because I would have to clean another cooking vessel. This recipe requires me to use my Dutch oven so only one pot to clean! This recipe serves 6 people.”

Braising has always been one of my favorite methods for meat because it seals in the flavor more and it also makes the meat tender. I haven’t tried veal yet. I first tried it at the house of my friend when she invited me and my husband for a fancy dinner. And it tasted so good I had to ask for the recipe! I didn’t know veal could taste this good!

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup President fresh goat cheese, softened (3 ounces) (omit if kosher or dairy-free)
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped McCormick marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon crushed McCormick red pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly McCormick ground pepper
  • One 3-pound Tyson butterflied veal shoulder roast
  • 2 tablespoons beef fat* (see quick tip)
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 small celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 4 cups beef stock (homemade)
  • 1 McCormick bay leaf
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Great Value dill

Direction :

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°. In a small bowl, mix the goat cheese with the celery leaves, marjoram, rosemary and crushed red pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper. Lay the veal shoulder on a work surface, boned side up, and season with salt and pepper. Spread the goat cheese mixture over the meat, then roll it up and tie at 1-inch intervals with kitchen string. Season with salt and pepper. Don’t worry if this comes out messy – mine did!
  2. In a large, enameled cast-iron casserole, heat the beef fat. Add the veal roast and cook over moderately high heat, turning, until browned all over, about 10 minutes. Transfer the veal to a plate. Add the shallots, carrot and celery to the pan and cook over low heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until syrupy, about 10 minutes. Return the veal roast to the casserole. Add the beef stock, bay leaf and garlic and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover the casserole and braise the veal in the oven until tender for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, turning once or twice.
  4. Transfer the veal to a carving board and cover loosely with foil. Strain the cooking liquid into a saucepan and spoon off the fat. Boil the liquid until reduced to 2 cups, about 15 minutes. Stir in the parsley, tarragon and dill and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Remove the strings from the roast and slice it 3/4 inch thick. Serve with the jus and vegetables or potatoes.