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Blade Roast

Beef Blade Roast with Port Cheddar Carmelized Onions


  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) oil
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) butter
  • 1 kg (2.2 lb) beef blade roast
  • 500 ml (2 cups) minced onion
  • 500 ml (2 cups) beef stock
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme or 2 to 5 ml (1/2 to 1 tsp.) dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • 200 g (7 oz) Old Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over high heat and melt butter. Sear the blade roast evenly on both sides, and then move it to a plate.
  3. In the skillet, brown the onions over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until they begin to caramelize.
  4. Add stock and herbs. Season to taste.
  5. Bring to a boil, and then return beef to the skillet. Cover, and cook in the oven at 150°C (300°F) for at least 3 hours.
  6. Remove skillet from oven, and move the roast to a plate. Boil the juices over high heat to reduce them. Coat the cheese with cornstarch and melt in the cooking juices. Allow it to simmer, making a gravy.
  7. Meanwhile, divide the beef into portions, removing the bones and excess fat. Add the roast to the gravy, making sure the portions are well coated. Serve immediately with steamed vegetables.


  • Serve with your choice of wine.

Submitted by: Jill E.


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