Monday, February 2, 2009

Oma's Manzo Brasato; Beef in Red Wine (Italian)

4 lb. beef pot roast
4 tbl. olive oil
1 tbl. butter
2 cups dry red wine
1 1/2 cups onions, chopped
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup diced celery
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. rosemary
1 bay leaf
Dash of ground cloves
1 1/2 cups tomatoes

Brown the roast in a large pot with the olive oil and butter. Pour over the remaining ingredients. Cook covered on top of stove until tender (approx. 4 hours). Discard bay leaf. Place beef in baking pan. Puree vegetables in pan juices, spread over meat. Bake at 450 for 15 minutes. 

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