French Style Roast Beef

3 lb Boneless chuck or rolled rump roast
6 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
4 c water
2 med. onions, quartered
2 med. stalks celery, cut into 1" pieces
1 tsp salt
5 peppercorns
1 large clove, garlic
4 med. carrots cut into quarters
2 med. turnips cut into quarters


Place beef roast, salt, thyme, clove, peppercorns, bay leaf and garlic in Dutch oven, add water. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer covered for 2-1/2 hours. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer until beef and vegetables are tender, about 30 min. Remove beef and vegetables. Cut beef into 1/4" slices. Strain broth and serve with beef and vegetables.

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