Beef Braised in Brown Butter (Draadjesvlees)

Beef Braised in Brown Butter (Draadjesvlees)

Browned butter, bay leaves and whole cloves deepen the beefy flavors of the meat.

3 hr 5 min Prep: 5 min Cook: 3 hr
Serves: 10 Save

Ingredients (8)


  • 3 lb Boneless Beef Chuck Roast
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 8 T Butter
  • 4 Whole Cloves
  • 2 Dried Bay Leaves
  • or 2 Fresh Bay Leaves

To Serve


  1. Trim excess fat off beef. Liberally sprinkle both sides of meat with salt and black pepper.
  2. Melt butter in a deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. When butter gets a toasty brown color, add meat. Sear on 3 to 4 minutes, then flip to sear the other side. When both sides are nicely browned, add water, just enough to cover the meat, along with bay leaves and cloves. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 3 hours.
  3. After 3 hours, remove meat and let it rest 10 minutes. Slice it into ¼-inch pieces, return meat to pan and cook for another hour.
  4. Serve sliced meat in its rich juices with the Hutspot.