Wente Vineyards' Burgundy Pot Roast

Try this melt-in-your-mouth pot roast recipe with burgandy wine from Wente Vineyards! 

Servings: 6–8

Cook Time: 4 hours

Pair With: Wente Vineyards Sandstone Merlot

Source: Recipe and photo courtesy of America’s Test Kitchen and Wente Vineyards


1 (5- to 6-pound) boneless beef chuck-eye roast, pulled apart at seam into 2 separate roasts, fat trimmed, and roasts tied individually at 1-inch intervals
salt and pepper
4 slices bacon, halved
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
¼ cup all-purpose flour
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 (750-ml) bottle red wine
2 cups beef broth
2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
2 bay leaves

2 cups frozen pearl onions
½ cup beef broth
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons sugar
1 pound white mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 300° F. Pat beef dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Cook bacon in Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towel– lined plate. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from pot and heat over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add beef and brown on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to plate.

2. Add carrots and onion to now-empty pot and cook over medium heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Whisk in wine and bring to simmer, scraping up any browned bits. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until reduced by half and slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in broth, thyme, bay leaves, and bacon. Return beef and any accumulated juices to pot and bring to simmer. Place large sheet of aluminum foil over pot and cover tightly with lid. Bake until fork slips easily in and out of beef, 2½ to 3 hours.

3. When beef is nearly done, bring onions, broth, butter, and sugar to boil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until onions are tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Uncover, increase heat to medium-high, and cook until all liquid evaporates, 3 to 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and ¼ teaspoon salt and cook until vegetables are browned and glazed, 8 to 12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and set aside until beef is done.

4. Transfer beef to carving board, tent with foil, and let rest for 30 minutes. Let braising liquid settle, then skim any fat from surface with large kitchen spoon. Bring liquid to boil over medium-high heat and cook until reduced to 3 cups and slightly thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.

5. Strain sauce through fine-mesh strainer into 4-cup liquid measuring cup; discard solids. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Reheat vegetables over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Stir parsley into vegetables. Discard twine, slice beef against grain into ½-inch-thick slices, and transfer to platter. Spoon vegetables around beef. Pour 1½ cups sauce over beef. Serve, passing remaining sauce separately.

Chef's Notes:

Use a dry red wine, such as Burgundy or Côtes du Rhône. Don’t thaw the pearl onions before cooking.

Recipe Courtesy Of

Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards is the oldest continuously operated family-owned winery in the United States. From its earliest years, it has also been a leader in the world of wine, maintaining a global vision for quality and integrity in every aspect of the wine industry.