Balsamic Braised Beef

Balsamic Braised Beef

Balsamic Braised Beef - a slow cooked beef roast, sealed inside aluminum foil and braised slowly in its own juices in a very flavourful but simple jus.

Course Dinner
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 3 pound cross rib roast
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp bold deli mustard or English mustard
  • 2 tsp honey or molasses
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dry thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Heat the canola oil in a cast iron pan over medium high heat.
  2. Season the beef roast with salt and pepper and brown the roast well on all sides.
  3. Transfer the beef roast to a covered roasting pan that has been lined with wide-roll, heavy duty aluminum foil, plus enough to fold over as a cover to the beef.
  4. Stir together the balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, honey, nutmeg, pepper, thyme and salt.
  5. Let the pan cool for a couple of minutes, then drain the excess fat off the pan and add the butter and garlic over medium-lowheat for just a minute until the garlic slightly softens.
  6. Remove from heat and add all of the remaining gradients that have been stirred together.
  7. Scrape the bottom of the pan to release any sticky bits left behind. Pour the contents of the pan onto the beef roast.
  8. Roll the edges of the heavy duty aluminum foil to completely seal the roast inside, then add the cover to the roasting pan.
  9. Roast at 300 degrees F for about 3 hours or until the roast is fall apart tender.