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Braised beef and feta gremolata

Pair this zippy gremolata with a flavourful meaty dish for a delicious gourmet meal
Recipe provided by Dairy Farmers of Canada ©
Braised beef with feta gremolata
8 servings / 2 hours 50 min

Prep 10 min / Cook 2 hours 40 min

Ingredients
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) butter
  • 2 lb (900 g) boneless beef blade roast
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 - 3 leeks
  • 1 Canadian blonde beer
  • 1 bay leaf


    Feta gremolata:
  • 1 cup (250 mL) feta, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 1 - 2 tsp (5-10 mL) lemon zest
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) pink peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. In a Dutch oven, melt butter on high heat and brown meat for 3–4 min on each side. Season generously with pepper. Pour beer over beef. Top with bay leaf and leeks. Bring to a boil and continue cooking, covered, in the oven for 2 hours 30 minutes.
  3. Half an hour before end of cooking, mix feta gremolata ingredients in a bowl. Set aside at room temperature. 
  4. To serve, divide leeks among plates and top with some meat. Drizzle with cooking juice and garnish generously with feta gremolata.

Nutritional Info per serving (1 of 8) 
  • Calories 240
  • Protein 27 g
  • Total Fat 11 g
    Saturated Fat 6 g
    Cholesterol 92 mg
  • Carbohydrates 6 g
    Fibre 1 g
    Sugars 2 g
    Added sugars 0 g 
  • Sodium 271 mg
  • Potassium 516 mg