Braised Beef Shoulder




My brother made this dish. I tried it and immediately thought it should be written down and shared because it was so good! So I’m going to keep this post simple. Here’s the recipe:


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbs ghee
  • 3 beef shoulder pieces (pot roast works too)
  • 1 whole carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 1.5 cups white wine (red wine works too)
  • 1 cup warm water


  • Put olive oil in pan & sear all sides of the beef shoulders. Place beef on p;ate & set aside.
  • Medium high heat – using same oil, add ghee, carrots & onions. Saute until carrots & onions slightly brown.
  • Add garlic, thyme, rosemary & saute until garlic is lightly browned.
  • Add tomato paste & stir for a min or so.
  • Add wine & bring to a boil until half liquid has evaporated.
  • Add water & heat until simmering (should be pretty fast).
  • Put beef in an oven pan & poor the liquid you just made on the stove onto the beef shoulder.
  • Bake for approx 2 hours at 300-325 degrees.

How many of you can tell that this recipe wasn’t made by me?!? My bro is much better at keeping a recipe than I am. If it were my recipe, this post would have looked more like:

  1. Sear beef.
  2. Saute carrots, onions, garlic & spices with wine, water & tomato paste.
  3. Combine all in pan & bake for 2 hours.

Well, I hope you enjoy this dish. I had already eaten dinner, tried some of this and ate another dinner pretty much.


Sorry my photos are so bad. My iPhone is dying and until I switch my phone out, my food pics will look like they’re going through the Matrix.


3 thoughts on “Braised Beef Shoulder

  1. Oh yum! I love braised beef! I like how you incorporated garlic and rosemary to enhance the flavor!

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