Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe"


Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe"
For this delicious roast, the beef joint is seared all over, then wrapped in slices of grilled (broiled) bacon before the final long, slow roasting in a bag with aromatic ingredients (bayleaf, shallots, carrot, thyme and chilli).

Cooked this way, the meat will be well done on the outside, meltingly tender inside and can be pulled apart with a fork. The pepped-up spicy flavour is to die for!
19,6254.5/5 for 24 ratings
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Last modified on: July 30th 2017

For 6 people, you will need:

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18 min.5 hours 21 min.5 hours 39 min.
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Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe" : Photo of step #1

Prepare the flavouring ingredients

Prepare 1 carrot.

Prepare 3 shallots.

Rinse and dry 1 bayleaf and 1 sprig thyme.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe" : Photo of step #2

Prepare the meat



Trim a 4 cups + 3 tablespoons beef joint.

Pepper and salt all over.

Stage 3 - 6 min.
Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe" : Photo of step #3
Pour 2 tablespoons oil into a large frying pan on high heat.

When really hot (lightly smoking), add the beef and fry for about 1 minute on each side until browned all over.

Take off the heat.

Stage 4 - 15 min.
Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe" : Photo of step #4
Grill (broil), rather than fry, 1 cup belly (streaky) bacon in thin slices.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe" : Photo of step #5
Wrap the bacon around the joint and tie in place with food-grade string.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe" : Photo of step #6
Put the meat into a roasting bag with the flavouring ingredients (carrot, shallots, thyme and bayleaf) and 2 tablespoons chilli powder.

You can aslao add 2 tablespoons Clarified butter if you are worried that the meat will be too dry, but this is not essential.

Seal the bag and sit it in an oven-proof dish. Cook for 5 hours at 300°F (150°C).

Stage 7 - 5 hours
Roast beef "like they do it in Santa Fe" : Photo of step #7
After this long cooking, you will see that the meat has given off wonderful juices, full of flavour and with very little fat - a feature of slow cooking.

Tip out the contents of the bag into the serving dish and discard the flavouring ingredients. Serve without delay with the your choice of side dishes.

If you will not be serving the roast right away, put it back in the oven to keep hot.

Remarks

This is an opportunity to use a cheaper cut of meat. Even if it seems a bit tough or stringy, the magic of long slow cooking will transform all that (there's no need to go for sirloin or another expensive cut). Ask your butcher for "braising" or "stewing" beef; a good butcher will be able to advise you. If not, opt for cuts like chuck, flank, brisket, etc.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,363 Kcal or 18,267 Kj193 gr49 gr378 gr
218 %74 %5 %57 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
282 Kcal or 1,181 Kj12 gr3 gr24 gr
14 %5 %<1 %4 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
727 Kcal or 3,044 Kj32 gr8 gr63 gr
36 %12 %1 %10 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made, but friendly dedicated to Nancy and Joe from Santa-Fé.

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