Oh, y'all. This meal. It's my favorite thing to come out of this kitchen in I don't know how long. I know I go on and on all the time on here about food, but every now and then there's a meal that extra special and deserves a serious spotlight... and this is one of them. It's decadent and out-of-this-world delicious. It's special occasion-worthy, but still comforting as can be.
One of the best things about this meal is the hours it just simmers away on your stove... your house will smell INSANE. So, so good. This is the kind of meal that's just meant to be shared with the people you love... and when they taste this, oh how they will love you back.
Braised Greek Pot Roast Linguine (adapted from Heather Christo)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 1/2 lbs. beef loin tri tip, cut into 4 pieces
salt and pepper
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 (14 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup red wine
3 tablespoons minced Italian parsley, plus more for serving
1/2 lb. linguine
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
shredded Parmesan, for serving
Melt the butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Rub the meat with salt and pepper generously. Coat lightly with flour and shake off the excess.
Sear the meat on all sides until golden brown (3-4 minutes per side). Once browned, remove from the pot and set aside.
Add 4 tablespoons olive oil and the onions to the pot and cook 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and saute 1 more minute.
Transfer the meat back to the pot and add tomatoes, red wine, and parsley. Cover and simmer on lowest heat for 4 hours, or until the meat is falling apart. Remove from the heat and let sit for 10-15 minutes uncovered. (The fat will come to the surface while the meat is resting; skim and discard.)
While the meat is resting, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add a generous amount of salt and pasta to the water. Cook to al dente according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water before you drain. Add pasta back into the pot you cooked it in, then add 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and salt and pepper as necessary. Stir to coat.
Serve the braised pot roast and sauce over linguine. Garnish with Parmesan and parsley. Grab a fork and prepare to fall in love!