200 posts! The Pantry Portfolio is now officially filled with 200 of my experiments in the kitchen as I’ve learned to become a confident at-home cook. It feels fitting that I take this post today to award some Superlatives. So – here we go!
- Best fish dish – AquaPazza: I first blogged this dish in 2016 and the picture might not be as shiny as others but this dish is SO GOOD and never fails to fill us up.
- Dish I can now make without a recipe – Salsa Egg Muffins: I often throw a batch of these together for breakfast as I am making lunches for the week. Great way to use up veggies from the previous week
- Favorite lunch dish – BBQ Chicken Grain Bowl!
- Most requested by my husband for lunches – Tie between chili and hot italian sausage with lentils
- Most visited – Mushroom Barley Risotto
- Best use of pantry items for a quick 30 minute weeknight meal – One Pot Chicken Sausage Pasta
- Foolproof Freezer Stash – Jalapeno Chicken Meatballs
- Dish I Don’t make Enough – Lamb Meatball Pita or Spinach Stuffed Shells
- Best comfort food – Either Chicken Piccata, Mom’s Spinach Squares, or Cauliflower Shepards Pie
I’m confident that this braised beef will stand up to the recipes posted above as I’ve already now made it twice in two weeks. After a hearty sear in the dutch oven, the beef simmers in wine, balsamic, and diced tomatoes for 4 hours. Then it is pulled and can sit in the fridge to be used all week in tacos, salads, pastas, omelets, and more! There is something so simple about this beef but also rich from the wine and balsamic.
A key to the final rich flavor is ensuring a strong sear. Don’t hold back on that step, I promise you’ll be pleased!
Have you made any dishes that I’ve posted? I’d love to hear what YOUR favorites have been.
Pulled Beef Braised in Red Wine and Tomatoes
Spend your Sunday with this roast simmering in the oven in a broth of rich red wine, tomatoes, and balsamic vinegar. You'll be thanking yourself all week.
Steps & Notes
- Preheat the oven to 325.
- Season the meat with salt and pepper liberally on all sides – pat into the meat.
- Heat some olive oil in a dutch oven then sear the beef on all sides.
- Note: This will take about 15 minutes – don’t skip this part! You want a nice dark crust.
- Once crusted, remove the meat to a side plate.
- Add onions, garlic, and crushed red pepper to the pan and reduce to medium low heat. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
- Add the wine, balsamic, and tomatoes, and bring up to high heat to remove any bits from the side of the pan.
- Nuzzle the beef back into the center of the pan, cover, and place into the oven.
- Cook for 4 hours at 325.
- Remove from the oven, let cool for 20 minutes, then shred. Mix well.
Recipe from The Pantry Portfolio @ http://www.pantryportfolio.com