• 1/4 cup flour • 1 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 5 pound rump of beef • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil • 2 sweet onions, sliced • 2 carrots, peeled and cubed • Herbs and other seasonings as desired (I like Tarragon) • 1 cup liquid (1/2 wine and 12 beef broth)* • Other vegetables if desired (like potatoes or mushrooms)
Season the flour with the salt and pepper and pound the mixture into the meat. Brown meat on all sides in the hot oil. Add the onions, cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes. Add the carrots, herbs, seasonings and liquid. Cover tightly and simmer 3 1/2 - 5 hours, until meat is fork tender. Add desired vegetables during the last 20 or 30 minutes.
* Can use wine, beef broth, bouillon, tomatoes, vegetable broth, etc. or any combination.