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29 July, 2016

Matthew Accarrino’s Roast Beef Recipe

Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Recipes, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

Consider this post bonus material from the Pure Leaf Travelling Teahouse event I went to in June. In case you missed it (write-up here),  Pure Leaf is touring the country to promote their new Teahouse Collection, and for the Bay Area, they partnered with Matthew Accarrino, the acclaimed, Italian-leaning chef at Michelin-starred SPQR in the Fillmore.

Chef Matthew Accarrino of SPQR

Chef Matthew Accarrino of SPQR

Though all the dishes Accarrino provided were tasty, my favorite actually didn’t feature tea at all. Here’s the recipe, provided by Pure Leaf, for Accarino’s slow roast beef.

waygu roast beef spqr


By Matthew Accarrino

YIELD: 6-8 servings

1-2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast or short rib, well-marbled (Accarrino used wagyu beef for our event)



1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup smoked paprika

1 1/4 tablespoons black pepper, ground

1 1/4 tablespoons salt

3/4 teaspoons smoked chili powder

1 tablespoon garlic powder

3/4 tablespoon onion powder

3/4 teaspoon cayenne powder


Mix to combine. Rub meat with mixture generously and let stand for 1 hour. Slow roast uncovered on a rack in a 200-degree oven until tender, about 3-5 hours.



1/2 small jalapeno

1 1/2 garlic cloves

1/2 large white onion, peeled

1/4 fennel bulb

1 plum tomato

1/2 medium carrot, peeled

1/8 cup olive oil

1 lime, juiced

1 tablespoon salt, as needed

5 turns pepper, as needed


Rough cut all vegetables to roughly the same size. Place in a bowl and toss with oil. Lay on a foil-lined tray and broil until charred and caramelized. Transfer to a blender and blend with the lime juice. If the mixture is dry, add a splash of water or tea to get it blending.


This recipe takes a bit of planning ahead, but it’s ultimately easy to pull together. Letting the beef roast for that long at low heat yielded one of the juiciest, yet nicely charred, meat plates I’ve had in ages. And I always love a lively, toasty, vegetable sauce. Enjoy!

Come back soon, as I’ll be sharing the beverage recipes from that Travelling Teahouse next week…

Obligatory disclaimer: I was invited as media to the Travelling Teahouse event, which means I tried this delicious dish for free.

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