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Spice-Rubbed Braised Beef

You can make the sauce up to three days ahead—just reheat it before adding the roast.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2009

  • Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 3 ounces beef and about 1/3 cup sauce)

Ingredients

  • Roast:
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (3-pound) boneless chuck roast, trimmed
  • Sauce:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. To prepare roast, combine paprika, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, dry mustard, and ground red pepper; rub over roast. Place roast in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.

2. To prepare sauce, heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, crushed red pepper, and minced garlic; cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Place tomatoes in blender, and process until smooth. Add pureed tomatoes, 1/2 cup water, and the next 3 ingredients (through tomato paste), and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.

3. Preheat oven to 325°.

4. Remove roast from bag. Add roast to sauce in pan. Cover and bake at 325° for 2 1/2 hours or until tender. Serve with sauce.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 262
  • Fat: 10.8g
  • Saturated fat: 3.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 25.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 15.7g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 76mg
  • Iron: 4.3mg
  • Sodium: 508mg
  • Calcium: 48mg
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