by Natalie K.’s book, Valencia, CA
1 roped beef roast (eye of round)
1 lg brown onion
1 bag of baby carrots
bunch of small red potatoes*
bunch of celery
1/2 to 1 cup of Merlot
2 cartons of beef broth
2 cups of water
flour and seasoned salt
salt and pepper to taste
coriander (the magic ingredient)
*you can also make with pearled barley. Use 1 cup of barley to two cups of water and simmer until soft, about 30 minutes. Add to stew.
Put roast in ziplock bag with flour and seasoned salt and coriander. Shake and coat on all sides. Heat oil in pan and brown in a 1/2 stick of butter in large stockpot. Brown roast on all sides, searing it well. Add onion and sauté. Add celery. Add wine, water, 1 broth, potatoes, carrots, cut up cabbage. Let simmer 3-4 hours. Keep adding wine and 1 more broth. Keep all wet and bubbly. Remove roast. Cut rope and meat should fall apart. Spoon broth over meat and serve.
Submitted by: Natalie K