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Special Occasion Beef Roast, Paleo Style

My husband loves roast beef. It’s probably his favorite meal. I don’t think I ever prepared this for him during the first few years of our marriage. It’s something I never had growing up so never learned to cook.

After many years of trying different cuts of beef and different cooking methods, I’ve found what we like best. It’s really flexible and easy. Just a few minutes of prep work and then it simmers away all day. Then a few more minutes of work right before serving and you end up with a hearty dinner that’s casual when you want it to be and still special enough for company.

Special Occasion Beef Roast, Paleo Style
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Slow cooked, meltingly tender beef with braised vegetables and a rich gravy. Can you say, "Yum?"
Servings
6 servings
Servings
6 servings
Special Occasion Beef Roast, Paleo Style
Print Recipe
Slow cooked, meltingly tender beef with braised vegetables and a rich gravy. Can you say, "Yum?"
Servings
6 servings
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a dutch oven over medium high heat. Add cooking fat and swirl to coat bottom of pan.
  2. Sprinkle approximately 1 tsp. salt and pepper over entire roast and rub in. Add to pan and sear on each side until golden brown.
  3. Once each side of the roast is browned, add sliced onion and add one cup of broth. Place lid on pan and either simmer on the stove over low heat or place in 225 degree oven. I prefer the oven.
  4. Allow roast to simmer for approximately 6 hours. The time depends on the thickness of your roast. Check periodically to make sure the broth has not all evaporated. You want to keep at least a half inch of broth in the bottom of your pan.
  5. Once meat is fall apart tender, remove it to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  6. Add carrots and sweet potatoes to broth. If you have parsnips, rutabagas or other root vegetables, throw those in as well. Sprinkle on a little additional salt and pepper. Add remaining broth, place lid back on pan and continue to simmer until vegetables are tender.
  7. Remove a little bit of broth from the pan to a small bowl and mix in arrowroot. Add this to the simmering broth and stir well. Allow to simmer for a few minutes and see if this gets thick enough for your liking. If you want it a little thicker, get a little more broth and add another half tablespoon of arrowroot. Continue until you have the gravy thickness that you like.
  8. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if desired.
  9. Plate vegetables and beef and serve with gravy on the side. Add a green vegetable or salad and you have a complete meal. Call your friends and family because it's time to eat!
Recipe Notes

*If you don't already, considering making your own bone broth. It's so wonderful to have on hand for recipes or whipping up a batch of soup for a sick friend. It takes time to simmer, but it's really easy.

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2 thoughts on “Special Occasion Beef Roast, Paleo Style

  1. Shannon Woodhouse

    I’m curious about what brand dutch oven you use and if the inside is nonstick or if it cleans up well? I need to replace mine and was very disappointed with it so I want to get a nicer one this time around.

    1. Elizabeth Post author

      I received a Le Creuset for a wedding gift and have used it many, many times over the past 14 years. Yes, it is stained a bit, I prefer to say seasoned. I treat it like cast iron and don’t scrub too hard for fear of ruining the finish. I would say, yes, invest in a good quality dutch oven because it will last forever and you can use it for so many things.

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