Recipe by Dreamgoddess
I came up with this when I was tired of the typical onion soup flavored roast beef recipe, but not in the mood for the robust red wine version I use. My kids liked it a lot (they range in age from 1 to 14 and even the baby ate it up!) I serve it with scalloped potatoes and a green salad. We like it for Sunday Dinner after church.
- 2 1⁄2 lbs boneless chuck roast
- 1 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil (I use light tasting, not extra virgin)
- 2 bay leaves
- 6 allspice berries
- 1⁄4 cup slivered shallot (one shallot big enough to fill your hand)
- 1 (14 ounce) canof good beef broth
- 1 inch cinnamon stick
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oven to 350.
- Heat oil in a deep oven casserole dish or pot, that has a tight-fitting lid.
- Rub the roast with Lawrey's salt.
- When oil is hot, brown roast on all sides in the hot oil; look for a nice brown crispy texture.
- When all sides are nicely browned, remove roast to a platter.
- Put allspice, cinnamon, bay leaves and shallots in the hot oil and stirfry until shallots begin to brown; do not burn.
- Pour in beef broth and stir, scraping sides and bottom of pan.
- Return roast and any drippings that collected on the platter to the pot, turn once, cover tightly and put in oven (I don't even peek for the first 2 hours).
- Roast until meat pulls apart, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours- check closely.
- Remove roast to serving platter.
- Pick out the 6 allspice berries, 2 bay leaves and cinamon stick, skim fat off and pour broth over the roast and serve.