Neopolitan Chuck Roast
When it comes to beef I usually end up buying hamburger that can be prepared in so many different ways or now and then a steak but not often a roast though I do enjoy them when I can find one not too big or pricey. I recently bought a roast and prepared a wonderful meal with leftovers to use later. I think you will enjoy this too.
Beef chuck roast was on sale at a really good price and so I bought one. I don’t often buy a lot of beef, not that I don’t like it, but I only have me to cook for and I find it hard to find beef in small quantities at my local supermarket, especially a roast. Anyhow, it was a good buy and I decided I could slice this smaller of the roast that were on sale in half and freeze half of it for another time and turn a good deal into a very good deal.
I prepare beef in several different way and one of the ways I really enjoy it is cooked Neapolitan. It is a very tasty and tender way of preparing chuck roast.
Rinse your chuck roast in cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
1 medium yellow onion and set aside
In a small dish combine
1 tsp. season salt
1tsp. crushed oregano
1tsp. parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Rub roast all over with your prepared seasoning mix
In a large heavy bottom pan on top of the stove over medium high heat
2 Tbsp. shortening (or you can use vegetable oil)
Sear roast on both sides to seal in juices
Arrange onion slices over the top of your roast
Mix together in a small bowl
1 8oz can tomato sauce
2/3 cup cold water
1 tsp. cider vinegar
1 tsp. Worcestershire* sauce
1/2 cup mushroom pieces (optional)
Reduce heat to Medium. Cover your pan and cook for 1 1/2 hours
Add more water if needed to prevent burning
Cover and cook for another 30 minutes
1/2 cup water
6 to 8 small potatoes (peeled) or medium potatoes quartered
4 to 6 carrots peeled and sliced lengthwise and then cut in half
A good big handful of fresh green beans, ends snipped
Cover and continue cooking for another 30 to 40 minutes or until
vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Let cool covered for about
ten minutes. Arrange roast on serving platter, slice. Arrange vegetables
attractively around roast and serve with your choice of sides and dinner rolls.