Braised beef with cranberries

    2 hours 40 min

    This delicious beef dish requires very little prep time. A beef roast is pan-seared, then braised in a cranberry flavoured tomato sauce. Enjoy with potatoes and veg.

    14 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 (1.35kg) beef rump roast
    • 450g passata
    • 450g cranberry sauce
    • 1 tablespoon horseradish
    • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
    • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 4 tablespoons red wine

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr40min 

    1. Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Place beef roast into the frying pan and sear until browned on each side. Remove from heat and set aside.
    2. Combine passata, cranberry sauce, horseradish, mustard, cider vinegar and red wine in a large pot and bring to the boil over medium-high heat.
    3. Place roast into the pot and cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer until beef is tender, 2 to 3 hours, basting and turning roast occasionally.
    4. Place roast on a large serving plate. Cover the meat with two layers of foil and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, increase heat to medium-high and allow the sauce to reduce to desired consistency. Slice the roast and serve with sauce.

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    I made this today using a slow cooker and it was wonderful! I browned the beef first and then followed the recipe except that I added half of a fairly large onion. I deglazed the pan which got the sauce ingredients warm to go into the slow cooker and preserved all the wonderful caramelized beef flavor. Cooked it on low for six hours and served with mashed potatoes and cooked carrots. I didn't thicken the broth but you could if you wanted to. It was a really good dinner and I am looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow! Thanks for a great recipe!  -  03 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Too flavorful, moist and tender to be so easy to prepare! And the sauce is incredible. I'm saving some for burgers on the grill. Thank you!  -  08 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wonderful! I've been trying to find a pot roast recipe that both my husband and I love and this is it! Not too sweet, not too acidic. I followed the recipe exactly.  -  08 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)