2 pinches chipotle chile powder
I feel in love with this dish recently, and it’s one of my favorite high protein/high fat/low carb meals that I have in the cold of a Montreal winter…Because it’s chock full of nutrients and rich in flavor, you won’t need a big serving to meet your caloric needs, and I like to serve it with a side of dark greens to boost the nutrient content even more…try bitter Broccoli Rabe or crunchy Chinese Greens…!
What you’ll need…
3 lbs of Beef, bone in
1 Tbsp olive oil
Sea salt and pepper
generous splash of red wine
3 cups beef broth
1 8 oz can San Marzano tomatoes
splash aged balsamic vinegar
spash worschestire sauce
2 tsp dried french herb blend
1/2 spanish onion, medium diced
1 stalk celery, diced
8 baby turnips, peeled and quartered
2 medium carrots, peeled and roll-cut
2 parsnips, peeled and roll-cut
6 cloves of garlic, smashed
more sea salt to taste
flat-leaf parsley for garnish
Preheat the oven to 300˚F. Salt and pepper the beef, get a large skillet going on medium-high heat with the olive oil, and when it starts to shimmer, lay down the beef and sear for about 3 minutes per side. Splash in the red wine, cover, and put it in the oven to cook for about 1 1/2 hours or until the meat is tender. Remove from the oven and let cool, then put it in the fridge for 1/2 hour until the fat has congealed. Simply skim off the hardened fat! Remove the meat and shred with a fork or you can cut into even cubes if you prefer, and remove any excess fat. Put it back in the pot along with the bones, add the broth, tomatoes and seasonings, bring everything to a boil, and then lower and simmer for about 30 minutes until the ragout has started to thicken and the meat is tender. Add the onion, carrot, and turnip and cook for another 1/2 hour until the vegetables are tender and the ragout has thickened again. Adjust the season and serve with fresh parsley!
For variety, you can exchange the vegetables…if you want a higher carb ragout, add in potato or cassava. I often put in frozen peas for extra fiber and iron…Your choice!!