This is from Paula Deen of Food TV and is what I fixed for Christmas Dinner 2005. I was tempted to open the oven to check how things were going, but I resisted...waiting until it had cooked 40 minutes at the final stage of cooking. I had a 9+ pound roast and the final temperature at that point was 129°F. It was wonderful! I'd definitely cook it the same way again. See Recipe #57340 for seasoning.
This is my own little creation. I had a recipe for Italian roll ups that I got from a once a month cookbook. I just changed it to taco style as my children love anything with a Mexican flavor. These freeze well. I use my own homemade whole wheat bread instead of the frozen bread dough.
One day I made this stew for myself (God forbid the kids ever put cabbage in their mouths)They(the kids) accidently ate it mistaking it for my beef stew. They called me on my cell phone and told me that was the best stew I had ever made. I just let it be my little secret about cabbage.
We had these not too long ago and we both decided that they needed a little more seasoning. We put a little hot pepper sauce on them and they were much better. I would probably include 2 teaspoons in the meat mix the next time that I make them.
This was my Mom's recipe. The meat is used to make tacos and is served with salsa, avocado and fresh cheese (queso ranchero). With a side of arroz rojo (Mexican rice) and a green salad it makes a quick and satisfying meal.
Easy to make but long on flavor, it's the mushroom gravy that shines in this dish. Classy enough for guests as well as family, you can make this roast in less than 45 minutes. Do not overcook the roast or it will become tough and chewy. This appeared in the Woman's Day Cookbook.