Spanish Daube

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Spanish DaubeRecipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr; Sabrina Bone; Kathleen Kanen
A daube is a classic aromatic beef braise from the South of France, but here it's crossed with Spanish flavors to offer a new twist on this comfort-food classic. Although one cup may seem like a lot of sherry, its flavors are muted once cooked, and it lends the dish a distinctively Spanish flair.
8 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces beef and about 1/2 cup vegetable mixture)


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Cooking spray
3 pounds bottom round roast, trimmed
2 cups thinly vertically sliced yellow onion
3/4 cup thinly sliced bottled roasted red bell pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
1 cup dry sherry
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
2 cups fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
1 1/2 cups frozen green peas, thawed
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water


Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef to pan; cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove beef from pan.

Recoat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add bell pepper and garlic; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add salt and next 5 ingredients (through saffron); cook 30 seconds or until fragrant, stirring constantly. Stir in sherry and hot pepper sauce, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 4 minutes or until liquid is reduced by about half. Add beef and broth to pan; bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours or until beef is tender.

Remove beef from pan; cool slightly. Cut beef across grain into thin slices; cover and keep warm.

Add peas, parsley, and vinegar to pan; cook 5 minutes. Combine cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl; stir cornstarch mixture into broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Add sliced beef; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.

Created date

December 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 291
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 9 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Monofat 3.8 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 36.3 g
Carbohydrate 10.8 g
Fiber 2.2 g
Cholesterol 98 mg
Iron 3.6 mg
Sodium 561 mg
Calcium 36 mg