Boeuf Bourbon

Boeuf Bourbon

4 lbs beef, bottom round or rump, in 1 piece
5 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons bourbon
1 cup stock
Juice of 1 lemon
Rind of 1/2 lemon, cut in 8 pieces
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 bay leaves —– 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Place olive oil and garlic in Dutch oven. Add meat and brown on all sides. Add 1 cup bourbon, stock, lemon juice, lemon rind, salt, paprika, pepper, bay leaves.  Cover and bake at 325* for 2-1/2 hours. Uncover and baste meat with pan juices.  Return to oven for 1/2 hour or until nicely browned. Cooking time is for well done roast. Cooking time may be reduced for rarer beef. Remove beef to heated serving platter; keep meat warm. Remove lemon rind and bay leaves from pan juices. Mix cornstarch with 2 tablespoons bourbon. Slowly add to hot pan juices stirring constantly. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Pour some sauce over the meat and serve the remainder in a sauce boat. serves 5-6