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Roast Beef Dinner

Roast Beef Dinner for Two

Roast Beef Dinner for Two

Roast Beef Dinner for Two

Having a Roast Beef Dinner is a big event at cookbookinabox’s  house.  Several reasons which many probably may identify . Health is our biggest reason, fat,  cholesterol is higher in red meats.  Expense, it is more expensive to have choice cuts on a regular basis.  Meatless meals is often our choice.  However, there are times when a nice Roast Beef Dinner brings good memories and is comfort food.  

Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Grandmother’s Cast Iron Dutch Oven

We have the cast iron dutch oven that was my husband’s grandmothers.  It had made a long trip through Texas when the family travel by horse and wagon in the early 1900’s. So it is always a treat and fun to use this kettle.  I also like to use this kettle for soups as well.

Beef Bottom Round Roast

Beef Bottom Round Roast

Since there are only 2 of us in the home, I bought a small beef bottom round roast under 2 pounds.  The recipe was adapted from Joy Of Cooking’s, Beef Pot Roast, cooked in a convection oven instead of the stove.

Preparing the beef roast for the oven

After baking the beef roast and removing to a plate to keep warm, I decanted the juices and fat into a fat separator.  I poured off the juices into a measuring cup, and poured about 4 tablespoons fat back into the dutch oven to make the roux for gravy.  I used the juices and added cream to make 2 cups for the liquid to the 4 tablespoons of fat and  4 tablespoons of flour.

Making the roux for gravy


Roast Beef Dinner
 
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A special Sunday Dinner Roast Beef, tender, juicy to be enjoyed with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Author:
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 pound beef bottom round roast
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup onions, finely chopped
  • ½ cup carrots, finely sliced
  • 1½ cups beef stock or bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning blend
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • GRAVY
  • 4 tablespoons fat
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1½ cups meat juices
  • cream to make 2 cups liquid
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Trim off fat, make cuts into the side of the meat to prevent curling
  3. Flour all sides of the roast.
  4. Heat the oil in the Dutch oven.
  5. Brown the roast on all sides.
  6. Add the onions, carrots, and broth to the roast.
  7. Cook about 5 minutes.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven 2 hours or until meat is tender, to 155 F to 165 F for medium well.
  9. Remove meat from pan to a dish; cover to keep warm
  10. GRAVY
  11. Strain off the vegetables.
  12. Decant the juices and fat into a fat separator.
  13. Pour off the juices, on top, to a measuring cup, add cream to make 2 cups liquid
  14. Pour 4 tablespoon fat and juices to the Dutch oven, stir to loosen the bits and pieces of the meat.
  15. With a whisk, add the flour, stirring until blended.
  16. Gradually add the 2 cups of the liquid, stirring with the whisk to smooth.
  17. Simmer the gravy up to 10 minutes to thicken.
  18. Taste and correct seasonings as needed.
  19. Add ½ teaspoon thyme.
  20. Serve over the meat and potatoes.

Roast Beef Dinner for Two

Roast Beef Dinner for Two

The Roast Beef Dinner menu

Marinated Vegetable Salad
Mixer Whole Wheat Bread
Roast Beef and Beef Gravy
Mashed Russet Potatoes
Steamed Asparagus
American Persimmon Cake

 

Visit these links:      Simply Recipes – Roast Beef;            allrecipes – All American Roast Beef

 

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Fourth of July Lunch Menu with Apple Pie Recipe

Fourth of July Lunch Menu with Apple Pie Recipe

Menus do not have to be elaborate to be tasty or for it to be a party or picnic. Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Breasts  pieces, served with baked beans, Summer Time Cole Slaw and American Apple Pie tops off an easy holiday lunch or picnic.

Fourth of July Lunch

                               Fourth of July Lunch

The zesty Lemon-Bar-B-Que recipe is in the cookbookinabox® Menu 101.  The Netta Belle’s Choice® Summer Time Cole Slaw is given in previous post for the recipe in this blog.  Use your favorite baked beans recipe or purchase sweet and spicy flavored baked beans. style American Apple Pie recipe follows.

American Apple Pie

American Apple Pie

American Apple Pie
 
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Celebrate July 4th with a Golden Delicious Apple Pie.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • DOUBLE 9-INCH PIE CRUST
  • DOUBLE 9-INCH PIE CRUST
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup cold vegetable shortening
  • ⅓ cup cold vegetable shortening
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5-6 tablespoons ice water
  • 5-6 tablespoons ice water
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  • APPLE PIE FILLING
  • APPLE PIE FILLING
  • 5-6 medium Gold Delicious apples, peeled and sliced
  • 5-6 medium Gold Delicious apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 2 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 5-6 medium
Instructions
  1. PIE CRUST
  2. Combine flour, cold butter and cold shortening in large bowl.
  3. Use mixer to blend to corn meal texture.
  4. Add water by tablespoons just until dough begins to stick together.
  5. Gather into a large ball.
  6. Divide into two, flatten and wrap in plastic wrap to refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes.
  7. Roll out between wax paper or generously floured board.
  8. Line the bottom of 9-inch pie plate.
  9. Roll out second ball of dough for the top crust.
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  11. APPLE PIE FILLING
  12. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  13. Slice apples into lemon juice, stir to coat. (Prevents apples from browning.)
  14. Mix sugars, tapioca and spices in large bowl.
  15. Drain apples.
  16. Pour apples into sugar mixture, blend to coat apples with sugar mixture.
  17. Pour filling in prepared pie plate.
  18. Dot top with butter,
  19. Cover with second pie crust.
  20. Make small holes to allow steam escape while baking.
  21. Bake 15 minutes at 425 F.
  22. Reduce heat to 350 F, bake 35 to 45 minutes more.
  23. Cover with aluminum foil if top browns too fast.
Notes
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                      Enjoy your American Apple Pie with your Fourth of July Lunch Menu.

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