February 7, 2010

Boiled Beef with Lemon Mushroom Sauce

Sunday Dinner Idea

There are just about as many ways in cooking roasts as there are recipes. One way that I like is the method of boiling at a low simmer on top of the stove. It always produces a tender, flavorful roast every time. This recipe has a little German influence with the method of cooking. The bonus is a delicious sauce with lemon accents to awaken your taste buds. Enjoy!

Boiled Beef with Lemon Mushroom Sauce
1 -4 pound beef roast, any cut will do, just be sure to remove most of the fat, de-bone and tie if needed
4 tablespoons cooking oil
6 black peppercorns
zest of 1 lemon
1 1/2 pints chicken stock
    for the sauce:
    3 oz butter, divided
    2 tablespoons flour
    3 tablespoons lemon juice
    1/2 pound button mushrooms, quartered
    1 egg yolk
    2 tablespoons sour cream
      Rub the roast heavily with salt. Place oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. When hot, add roast and sear on all sides. Add the peppercorns, lemon zest and stock. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 2 1/2 hours or until beef is very tender.

      Remove roast, wrap in foil and keep warm. Strain the broth into a measuring cup and skim off the fat. Reserve 3/4 pint of the bottom stock.

      In a saucepan, melt 1 oz of butter, stir in the flour and cook for a minute. Slowly stir in the reserved broth, bring to a boil and simmer until thick. Stir in the lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook on low for 5 minutes.

      Melt remaining butter in a frying pan over medium high heat, add the mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes. Add the sauce to the mushroom mixture.

      Beat the egg yolk and sour cream together. Stir into the pan along with a little hot sauce if desired.

      Slice beef and arrange on a platter. Pour the sauce over the meat and serve.


      1. hmm... that is a fair bit of lemon! But it go well in the creamy sauce.

      2. I like the sauce very much... sounds delicious! Saving it down for later use. Thanks, Drick. Have a nice weekend!

      3. Nice shot of the sauce I just want to slather it all over my garlic bread you didn't even need to post the meat! Although the meat would be great to make a great sandwich out of as well ...but oo la la that sauce is perfect!~

      4. You've hit a home run with this sauce! I bet it's great with just about anything--

      5. Definitely a husband pleasing meal! Terrific!

      6. Great post Drick...will you have this for super bowl party?

      7. Almost a Greek lemon-egg sauce (something I really, really love). A nice sauce on a braised meat like this can really turn it into something very special.