Recipe by Sharon Lurie

Pomegranate and Red Wine Reduction Glazed Beef

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Meat Meat
Medium Medium
8 Servings

No Allergens specified

4 Hours, 30 Minutes

This quick and easy meat dish is everything you want for a Rosh Hashanah meal and more! It has the symbolic pomegranates, carrots, pumpkin, figs and dates. This is not beef cooked in a sauce, but rather a glazed beef dish where the flavours of the glaze delicately enhance the meat and surrounding vegetables.


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  • 2 and 1/2 – 3 kilogram Raisin Rib or Brisket or Top Rib flaps or Roll of Beef

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • 2 large onions, sliced in half and then into rings 

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed or 3 cubes Gefen Frozen Garlic

  • 2 cups Alfasi Cabernet Sauvignon good-quality dry red wine

  • 1 bottle pomegranate-chilli preserve or pomegranate jelly/jam (if using jam, use 1 cup and add a few drops hot sauce)

  • 100 grams pitted dates, about 4 Medjool dates, chopped (optional)

  • 2 ounces onion soup mix

  • 1 heaping tablespoon wholegrain mustard


  • 3–4 tablespoons oil

  • 1 pound baby carrots

  • 1 pound cubed butternut squash

  • 2–3 fresh figs, quartered

  • 1 teaspoon thyme


For the Beef


Pat meat dry with a paper towel.


Place a little oil in large soup pot and brown meat until golden brown. Remove meat from pot and place into a roasting pan.


To the same pot in which the meat was browning, add a little more oil and fry the onions until soft.


Add wine and dates and stir with a whisk, getting all those lovely brown bits of meat off the bottom of the pot. Allow wine to reduce (evaporate and thicken up a bit while stirring).


Add the whole bottle of jam and stir until it dissolves into the onions and wine reduction. Add the onion soup and mustard and stir well.


Crush some black pepper over the meat, sprinkle with a little salt and pour glaze over the meat.


Roll the vegetables in a little oil and sprinkle with thyme. Place the vegetables around the side of the meat. Cover with tin foil.


Place into preheated oven 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) covered for one hour. Reduce heat to 150 degrees Celsius (300 degrees Fahrenheit) and allow to cook for another three hours. If you are using two pieces of meat to make up three kilograms then you won’t have to cook the meat as long: after the initial one hour you will only need to cook the meat at a lower temperature for a further two hours. 

Pomegranate and Red Wine Reduction Glazed Beef

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3 years ago

Pom jelly I cant seem to find pomegranate jelly, anything I can sub with?

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