Thursday, January 14, 2010

Italian Beef Roast with Burgundy Wine and Vegetables

Here is a very versatile dish, for the busy homemaker, man of the house of even older children, anyone can make this simple delicious meal, and easy recipe. A delicious roast, that's juicy, tender and rich with flavor. The beauty with this recipe , is if your lucky enough to have any leftovers you can make the best roast beef sandwiches over garlic bread, lettuce tomato and Italian dressing. Or you can shredd for barbecued beef by adding some favorite sauce to it. But the main course is awesome. The juice that comes out of this roast is so good you can pour over penne or bow ties. Delicious. Even mashed potatoes. So imagine the many ways your family will enjoy this. You just have to adapt your your taste. A little prep in the beginning, and if you use a crockpot its a bonus, now with todays plastic liners ,you won't even have a mess to clean up. But if you don't want to use a crock pot just try the good ole fashioned dutch oven method....either way this is a win for you and your family, they will love it.....

The meat can be used in so many ways, the taste isn't over powering with the wine just subtle tastes. If you have alot of leftovers, you can put this in a food processor and add a nice tastey barbecue sauce to make great barbecued beef sandwiches. Thats the beauty of using the tomatoes, they already are a compliment for a beef barbecue sauce and won't ruin the flavor. Many roasts are with brown gravey and you won't be able to do that with them. We never waste food in our household.... leftovers are always welcome to other idea's, what would you use it for? Would love to hear your thoughts.

I actually took different angles of just the meat this time to let you see the beautiful color and almost capture how tender it looks. This is a very easy and delicious dinner if you are a out all day and very busy.

3lb to 4lb Eye of the round roast or rump roast
2 cups of Red Wine I actually use any kind Burgundy, Chianti, Cabernet, whatever you have, just make sure its Red
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon minced garlic powder
1 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon of oregano
1 lb of diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil added
1/4 teas cayenne pepper
1/2 cup each fresh carrots, cubes potatoes, mushrooms and 1 cup of fresh green beans (you can use any kind of vegetables you wish.)
flour to coat meat
Italian flavored bread crumbs about 1/4 cup

Shake meat in flour. Slit meat in several area's and place pieces of sliced garlic cloves in the slit pocket of meat. Place meat in oil lined or oil sprayed dutch oven or crock pot works great also, add spices, pour wine over meat,. Top meat with potatoes, carrots and fresh green beans add tomatoes. Sprinkle top with Italian bread crumbs. Cook in dutch oven at 250 for five hours. If using the crock pot on low for 6 to eight hours.

Meat will fall apart and be very tender.
Variations serve over boiled pasta, rice mashed potatoes. A side of hearts of romaine salad, garlic bread and glass of your favorite Red Wine...... Cheers!
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