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Slow Cooked Beef Pares

  • Servings:

    Serves 6 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    35 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    515 minutes


1 (7-oz.) pkg. Hannaford Baby Spinach
3 each Medium scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
3 to 4 lb. Hannaford bonelesss beef chuck pot roast (Beef)
1 teaspoon Vegetable oil, low saturated fat (Beef)
1/4 oz bay leaf, 2 leaves (Beef)
1 1/2 tsp. Chinese five-spice powder (Beef)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (Beef)
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce (Beef)
1 Tbsp. rice wine (sake) (Beef)
3 each Fresh garlic cloves, minced (Beef)
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper, freshly ground (Beef)
1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth (Beef)
3 tablespoon Light brown sugar packed (Sauce)
1/8 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce (Sauce)
1/4 teaspoon Sauce, worcestershire (Sauce)
2 tablespoon cornstarch (Sauce)
1/4 cup Cold water (Sauce)
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil (Sauce)
Slow Cooked Beef Pares


1. Prepare beef. Heat oil in a large heavy pan on medium heat. Add roast and brown on all sides (about 2 to 3 minutes per side).
2. While beef is browning, add bay leaves, five spice powder, red wine vinegar, soy sauce (reserve 1/8 teaspoon for sauce), rice wine, garlic, and pepper to a slow cooker. Mix until well blended. Set roast on top of seasoning and turn it over to coat both sides. Pour beef broth on top of roast. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
3. Turn off slow cooker. Carefully remove roast from slow cooker and place onto a platter. Strain cooking juices through a sieve and discard solids. Return roast to slow cooker and cover to keep it warm while you prepare sauce.
4. Transfer cooking juices (there should be about 2 1/2 cups) into a fat separator. Pour out juices, minus fat, into a small saucepan and add brown sugar, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Over medium high heat, bring to boil. Whisk cornstarch into cold water and slowly pour mixture into saucepan, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Mixture will thicken quickly as it boils. Turn off heat and stir in sesame oil.
5. Place baby spinach on a serving platter. Remove roast from cooker and place on cutting board. Thinly slice roast against grain and place slices on top spinach. Pour sauce over slices. Garnish with scallions.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, May - June 2007


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 6
Base Nutrients
Calories 520 kcal (26%)
Calories from Fat 270
Total Fat 30 g (46%)
Saturated Fat 11 g (55%)
Cholesterol 140 mg (47%)
Sodium 490 mg (20%)
Total Carbohydrates 15 g (5%)
Dietary Fiber 2 g (8%)
Protein 45 g (75%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a