Braised Beef Bottom Round

Servings 8


  • 3-4 lb. Harris Ranch beef bottom round roast
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 3-4 slices bacon cut in half crosswise
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 can 10-3/4 ounces condensed beef broth
  • 4 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper


  • Rub beef roast with the garlic and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Rub all over with the finely minced garlic.
  • Heat oven to 325°. In a large Dutch oven or covered oven-safe pot, cook the bacon with onion until onion is softened. Remove bacon and onion to a plate and sear the roast in the drippings on all sides. Add the onion and bacon back to the pan along with the apple juice and beef broth. Stir in the vinegar.
  • Cover and bake for 2-1/2 to 3 hours, until very tender.