Roast Beef with Caramelized Shallots
The beef and shallots are delicious together, but you can also serve either one by itself. Shallots become very tender when roasted in the oven; tossed with balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, they taste like sweet onion jam.
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- Servings: 12
Source: Everyday Food, December 2004
- 5 3/4 pounds boneless rib-eye roast (with fat), tied, if desired
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 2 pounds shallots, peeled and halved, if large
- 2 teaspoons light-brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Season beef with salt and pepper. Place in a large roasting pan; roast until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Place shallots around beef; roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of beef registers 130 degrees.for medium-rare, 1 to 1 1/4 hours more, turning shallots with tongs after about 30 minutes.
Transfer beef to a platter; tent loosely with foil. Transfer shallots to a shallow bowl (continue cooking if not golden brown). Toss with sugar and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Cover with foil to keep warm.
Pour off fat from pan. Add wine; cook over medium heat until syrupy, scraping bottom of pan, 2 to 4 minutes. Add 2 cups water; cook until reduced by half, 4 to 8 minutes. Strain into a small bowl; whisk in mustard and any accumulated juices from beef. Season with salt and pepper; serve with beef and shallots.