Scotch Braised Beef Recipe

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On a trip to Scotland, I fell in love with this meal and brought the recipe home with me. Since then, it's risen to the top of my family's list of favorite foods.—Celia Collier, Stillwater, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 small turnip, peeled and diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top round roast
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 10 whole peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh marjoram or 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 417 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 660mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 42g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute bacon, carrot, turnip and onion in butter for 3 minutes. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon; set aside. Add roast; brown on all sides. Return vegetables to the pan. Add broth. Place peppercorns on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners and tie with string to form a bag. Add to the pan with the other seasonings. Cover and simmer for 2 hours or until meat is tender. Remove roast; discard spice bag. Thicken pan drippings if desired to serve with the roast. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Scotch Braised Beef in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p56

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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