When I was a kid, my mom was making roasts almost every Sundays, from fall to spring. She would make all kinds of roasts: from roast beef to roast pork and roasted chicken. She would put the roast in the oven in the morning and it would cook all day. I will always remember those Sundays: my sister and I would get big warm blankets, snuggle on the couch and watch old movies while the sent of the cooking roast would fill the house with its perfume.
Maybe due to its nice flavor and also due to my lack of knowledge in cooking, I thought cooking roast was so complex. I remember thinking my mom must be a chef for cooking such delicious food. Meanwhile, the reason why my mom was making roasts so often was probably because it was the easiest meal to cook and it gave her time to do other things around the house while it was cooking. Funny how perspectives change as you grow older. 😉
It is my pleasure to now share my version of my mom's beef roast a.k.a braised beef. It is really the easiest recipe you can make. Give it a try and let me know what you think. If you like it, please let me know in the comment box below. Also remember to tag @vic.r_c if you share it on Instagram. We would love to see how it turned out for you. You can rate the recipe below, under the picture, if you feel like it.
Rub both side of the roast with the flower salt (or sea salt), 1 tsp of rosemary and cracked pepper. In a large pan, brown the meat in the butter (1-2 minutes each side over high heat). Remove meat from the pan and place in an ovenproof dish. Set aside.
In the same large pan, brown the chopped green onions (about 1 minute) over medium heat. Add the flour, remaining 1 tsp of rosemary, thyme and oregano. Mix well (10 seconds). Add the beef broth, ketchup and maple syrup. Bring to a boil while whisking constantly.
Add the sauce over the meat in the ovenproof dish. **Do not pour all the sauce in. Only add sauce halfway up meat and keep the rest for later.**
Cover the dish and place on the bottom rack in the oven for 3 hours, turning the meat over every hour.
After 3 hours, add carrots around the roast. Add 3/4 cup of the remaining sauce set aside earlier, cover, and cook for another hour.
The Easiest Braised Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 452Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Total Carbohydrates 14g5%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.