I adapted this recipe from another recipe that I came across in a Greek cookbook, omitting a couple of ingredients that I knew my family wouldn't like. It makes a very flavourful roast and is a good way to do a roast in the summer, especially if you don't have air conditioning! The leftovers make great sandwiches.
- Heat half the oil in a Dutch oven.
- Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until the onion is soft.
- Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
- Sprinkle the meat with salt and pepper to taste.
- Heat the remaining oil in the same pan.
- Add the meat and cook, turning, until brown all over.
- Return the onion mixture to the pan.
- Add the wine, stock and herbs.
- Cook, covered, over low heat for 1-1/2 hours, turning the meat once during cooking.
- Remove the meat from the pan and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
- While the meat is standing, make a gravy by mixing together the flour and cold water and blending them into the remaining pan juices.
- Add a little extra stock to the pan if necessary.
- Cook until thickened and strain.
- Serve the sliced meat and gravy sprinkled with parsley.
I didn't have any fresh herbs so I used all dried ones. It was still very good. Since I was just making a small piece of meat for myself I just guessed at the amounts of seasonings. This will be a wonderful gravy for any choice of beef.
This was awesome - I actually used a cubed venison round steak - and added an additional 1/2 cup red wine and 1/2 cup beef broth and 1/2 cup water to make a little more gravy at the very end (it had cooked down).
This was really easy and good. I wasn't able to use fresh herbs this time, used dried and it still tasted yummy. Thanks for posting.