Tafelspitz – Super Tender Braised Beef Roast

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Rest Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 4 people
Calories 86 kcal


  • 1,5 kg Boiled beef
  • 1 tbsp Sweet paprika powder
  • Seasoned salt
  • Garlic pepper
  • 1 piece Onion
  • 1 piece Clove of garlic
  • 1 Pc. Carrot
  • 1 piece Celery root
  • 1 piece Leek
  • 2 tbsp Clarified butter
  • 3 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 300 ml Pinot Noir
  • 500 ml Water
  • 5 piece Juniper berries
  • 4 piece Cloves
  • 5 piece Juniper berries
  • 2 piece Bay leaves
  • 1 piece Rosemary fresh
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 0,5 Pc. Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Pc. Mucous flower (optional)
  • 1 pinch Sugar
  • Telly cherry pepper
  • Potato starch


  • Season the boiled beef with paprika powder, seasoned salt and garlic pepper. Peel the onion, garlic, carrot, celery and dice everything. Cut the leek into rings and wash!

Set the oven to 140 ° degrees circulating air!

  • Heat the butter lard in a roaster and briefly sear the boiled beef all over! Remove from the roaster and add the prepared vegetables, fry them briefly, add tomato paste and roast everything. Deglaze with red wine and water. Add spices and herbs.
  • Then put the meat in the sauce so that it is completely covered with liquid! Possibly add some more water or rowein! The red wine can also be replaced by water! Or the other way around 😀
  • Put the lid on the roasting pan and braise the boiled beef in the oven for 2.5-3 hours! Meanwhile prepare side dishes!
  • Then remove the meat from the sauce and pass the sauce through a sieve. Express something.
  • Put the sauce back into the roasting pan and season the sauce with seasoned salt, garlic pepper, sugar and pepper. Mix starch with a little water and thicken the sauce!
  • Cut the meat into slices and put it back in the sauce! Serve!

Seasoning salt:

  • My seasoning salt

Garlic pepper:

  • Garlic and pepper all-rounder; o)

Spelled spaetzle:

  • Yellow spelled knöpfle with durum wheat semolina


  • Tafelspitz is traditionally a piece of meat to be simmered, i.e. soup meat! What not everyone knows !!!! The piece is also ideal as a stew, also for grilling as a steak. With the latter, however, you have to hang out well! So a great all-rounder! .-)


Serving: 100gCalories: 86kcalCarbohydrates: 2.8gProtein: 0.6gFat: 5.6g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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