Roast Beef with Raisin Sauce and Spaetzle

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Health Score:
7,6 / 10
1 hr
ready in 3 h. 40 min.
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1 stalk Leeks
200 grams Celery root
200 grams carrots
2 onions
1 ⅕ kilograms Roast beef (from the shoulder)
freshly ground peppers
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Tomato paste
500 milliliters Red wine
500 milliliters Beef broth
1 bay leaf
½ teaspoon Juniper berries
2 cloves
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3 tablespoons cold butter (cut up)
For the späetzle
400 grams Pastry flour
4 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
100 grams raisins
30 grams butter
1 pinch Nutmeg
For garnish
12 Carrot Flowers
4 parsley
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Preparation steps


Preheat the oven to 160°C (approximately 325°F) convection.

Trim the leeks, cut into rings and rinse well. Peel the onions and chop roughly. Peel and dice the celery root and the carrots.

Rinse the meat, pat dry and season with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a Dutch oven and brown the meat on all sides. Remove with a slotted spoon. Add the remaining oil to the pan and saute the onion, celery root and carrots until browned. Add the tomato paste and the leeks, sauté briefly, add the red wine and cook until reduced by half. Pour in the remaining wine.


Boil until reduced by half again and add some broth. Add the bay leaf, juniper berries, cloves and peppercorns, return the meat to the pan, cover and simmer 1 hour. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally for 1 hour, adding more broth as needed and turning the meat in the pan juices.

For the spaetzle: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the flour, eggs, salt and about 3 tablespoons of water and knead until the dough is thick but pourable. Cover and let stand 15 minutes. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Scrape the spaetzle dough through a spaetzle maker or the large holes of a grater or colander into the boiling water. 


Remove the spaetzle from the pan with a skimmer once they bob to the surface, 2-3 minutes, drain.  Melt the butter in a pan, season with nutmeg and toss until piping hot. 

Remove the roast from the sauce, wrap in foil and let it stand. Bring the sauce to a simmer, add the raisins and boil down as needed or if too thick, add a little broth. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cold butter until the sauce is creamy, season with salt and pepper.

Slice the meat and serve each person 2 slices on a preheated plate of spaetzle along with a little raisin sauce. Garnish with carrot flowers and parsley