This is more than just a marinade, it has all the makings of a great gravy. This is why it gives beef that fantastic pot roast flavor. The combination of the vegetables and the vinegar really makes this recipe work.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: Makes about 2 1/4 cups
- 1 cup beef stock
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh ginger, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup carrots, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine ginger, shallots, carrots and celery in a saucepan over a medium high heat. Caramelize (that means sauté until browned slightly). Slowly pour in balsamic vinegar, stirring. Reduce by 1/2 and add beef broth. Bring to a boil. Season to taste.
See Marinating Beef for marinating times.