Saturday, September 19, 2015


With the cooler evenings of fall approaching, this is a favorite recipe that is great the first night as a roast and even better as a stew for leftovers.
3 pounds chuck roast
Fresh cracked salt and black pepper
Wondra flour for dredging
3 + 3 tablespoons quality butter
3 large carrots, cleaned and sliced into logs
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 large Walla Walla onions, sliced
1/2 pound button mushrooms, sliced thin
15 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
12 ounce bottle Bubble Up
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 basil flavor cubes
1 oregano flavor cube
  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • GENEROUSLY salt and pepper the roast on both sides.
  • Sprinkle with Wondra Flour and pat flour into meat.
  • Melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium high heat in a large, deep skillet or dutch oven (preferably with a drip catcher lid).
  • Brown the roast on both sides and set aside .
  • Add remaining butter to skillet to melt.
  • Add onions and celery, sauteing until translucent.
  • Sprinkle with garlic powder and more salt and pepper.
  • Add mushroomsand saute a couple minutes more.
  • Add tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and Bubble Up, stirring to combine.
  • Lay Roast across top of vegetables and top with flavor cubes.
  • Cover and roast 2 hours untouched.
  • Check for tenderness, cooking until fork tender.
  • Serve with pasta or mashed potatoes.
I shred any remaining roast into the left over veggies and voile' you have stew or soup whih I serve with crusty bread.

I serve it with fresh asparagus and you have all your veggies in one place.

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