Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
Recipe by Paula Deen of The Lady and Son's in Savannah, GA. It's Mmmm-Good! I found that the cooking time may need to be increased to get the meat fork tender, so allow yourself some extra time. This can also be fixed in the crockpot.
- 1 (3 lb) chuck roast, cut into 1-inch pieces
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- garlic powder
- cooking spray
- 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour, plus
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons bacon grease
- 4 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 large bell pepper, chopped
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 cup diced celery
- 3 large garlic cloves, minced
- 4 cups beef broth or 4 cups water
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons hot sauce (recommended ( Texas Pete)
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 5 medium fresh tomatoes or 4 large fresh tomatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1 (10 ounce) canextra hot stewed tomatoes (recommended ( Ro-Tel)
- 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
- Season beef with kosher salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
- Dust beef with about 1/3 cup flour and toss lightly.
- Spray a cast iron Dutch oven with cooking spray.
- Heat 4 tablespoons of bacon grease and 4 tablespoons of cooking oil (you may use all bacon grease, all solid shortening, or all cooking oil if desired).
- Brown meat in hot fat and remove to a large bowl using a slotted spoon.
- Leaving fat in Dutch oven, saute bell pepper, onions, celery, and garlic. Brown vegetables and remove to bowl with a slotted spoon, leaving fat in the pot.
- Add or take away to total 3 tablespoons of fat to make your roux.
- To make roux, add about 1/4 cup of flour, stirring constantly and slowly until flour is a nice deep brown, being careful not to burn the flour.
- Slowly add 4 cups of beef broth or water and stir. Bring to a simmer and add back beef and vegetables.
- Add bay leaves, thyme, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, dried basil and stir.
- Add fresh tomatoes and 1 can extra hot tomatoes.
- Simmer for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Just before serving, remove bay leaves and stir in 1/2 cup chopped parsley.
- Serve over your favorite hot buttered grits.
By FAR the BEST grillades and Grits EVER!!!!! I used about 2 lbs. of marinaded pork instead of the beef and it was unbelievable!!! Everyone couldn't stop talking about how great it was, thanks for posting!!!!!
This was so delicious. Went to a butcher for my chuck roast and got them to cut it up in pieces for me. When I want tender meat it is always a trip to the butcher and not the supermarket. Well worth the extra money. This turned out so good. I was afraid to put in the extra hot can of tomatoes, I put in medium instead. But the next time I will put in the extra hot tomatoes. As well I find the fresh tomatoes are not really in season yet so I substituted a 28oz can of whole tomatoes. I did it all on the stove until it was time to let it simmer. Instead I put it in the oven at 350f for about 3 hours. This was more than just fork tender it was delicious. As well I served it on a bed of rice, never took a fancy to grits.
THis is a great recipe! I didn't try it from here but rather from the foodtv site. I love Paula. We had this treat and looking forward to having it again, thanks for posting so others can enjoy grits like all us southerns have for decades. and I totally agree with letting this cook low and slow fr a long time so that the meat falls apart and just melts in your mouth! that also allows the seasonings to penetrate all the way through the meat.