Warm Braised Beef over Creamy Polenta
7 pounds beef chuck roast, trimmed, boned and cut into 1 inch chunks (You can also use short ribs or lamb shanks)
|Preparation - Directions:||
Heat oil in Dutch oven over high heat. Add one quarter of the beef and brown all sides. Transfer browned beef to bowl. Continue with remaining beef until completed. Reduce heat on Dutch oven to medium and add onion and parsley. Cook about 12 minutes. Add garlic, bay leaves and spices. Return beef to Dutch oven and stir to coat with mixture. Simmer 15 minutes. Add beef stock and wine. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Add tomatoes and break up with spoon. Add rosemary and olives. Reduce heat to low. Simmer about 1-1/2 hours. Add bell peppers, cover and cook until peppers are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.