Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Beef Roast and Beef Stirfry Recipes, and Giveaway

Beef Stirfry
(You'll love this one!)

Two for the price of one:


First, start off with a 3-4# beef chuck roast.
Place it in the CrockPot

Make a sauce of:
1 can tomato paste
1 can diced green chillies, not drained
1 can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 c. Burgandy

Pour sauce over the chuck roast.

Slice a clove of garlic into the Crockpot
Cut an onion into 3 big chunks and lay on top of the roast.
Sprinkle a little sea salt onto the roast.

Cover and slow cook on low for approximately 10 hours.

Serve roast with buttered green beans (or some other non-starchy, low-sugar vegetable).
(My theory is, if you're going to have sugar, save it for something worthy, like Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate)

And make sure to save plenty of leftovers for later so you can make the following stirfry recipe. And don't throw out the sauce. You'll need it in the recipe.

SECOND (or third) DAY:
Beef Stirfry

In a large skillet, saute celery, onion, red sweet peppers, green peppers, poblano peppers in olive oil. The amount varies according to taste, but I like lots of vegetables with the beef. Lots!

When the veggies are semi-tender, slice up the remaining  beef and toss with the vegetables, stir-frying it all. 

Break one dried cayenne pepper into tiny pieces over the stirfry. Toss.

Pour remaining sauce (from last night, remember?) over the stirfry and toss again to heat everything thoroughly.

Serve with or without cooked basmati rice.

If you can't get along without the rice, try using a bit of rice sprinkled on top of the stirfry, rather than placing the stirfry on a big bed of rice.  You won't miss it, I promise. 

This stuff is delicious!


Just for fun, since I have dried cayenne from my garden, I'm going to put the names of all the 'commenters' of this post into a hat and on Friday at 8PM I'm going to have The Chef pull one name from the hat. If you're the winner, I'll mail you 15 dried cayenne peppers. And if they arrive crushed (which I'll try to avoid), then just consider that it saved you the trouble of crushing them for a recipe.
This is open to everyone*. I'll announce the winner on Saturday morning, February 8.

BTW, we're using cayenne in so many recipes these days. Love the stuff!

*If, however, I have trouble with customs, then the cayenne will go to the next U.S. name pulled out of the hat.


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Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Sounds and looks delicious! Funny, I never used to cook a roast in the crock pot and would never even consider it. I tried it awhile ago and love the way it turned out! Dare I say, I may never go back to the oven again for a roast.

Jenn S said...

I love two day recipes like this... and they both sound delicious!!
And of course, what a great giveaway.. those homegrown cayenne peppers will be better than anything we can get in a store :)

Vee said...

Just saying hello and that I, too, enjoy Ritter Sport, though am not a fan of dark chocolate, though I have heard of its benefits.

Evelyn @ My Turn for us said...

Dried Chiles!! I make a roast all the time but never used dried chiles on it!! Great Idea!!


Bossy Betty said...

I have never tried dried cayenne peppers. Your recipes sound wonderful!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, girl! I grew up with cooks who use Cayene!

Pleased enter my name!




Grandma Barb's This and That said...

These recipes sound delicious! I cook my roasts in the crock pot all the time. I've never used the peppers though.

TexWisGirl said...

(don't enter me as i don't cook much) just wanted to say i love your profile photo!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the recipes. I hope you have a lovely day.

Sandra said...

no thanks, don't eat chilis or cook... that first shot looks great..for those of you who love all that.

Suzan Sweatman said...

Enter me - enter me !!!
I'm starving right now and those photos made me drool ( try not to visualize that - it's gross )
I'm pinning these Judy - thanks !

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love this recipe, because we love all kinds of chili peppers; it is also a few different meals made from one roast.

When my spouse gets back I'm going to try it. (My daughter and I can't make a dent in anything.) The stir fry also looks like it would be good in a tortilla.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Judy well this food looks delicious and sure is making me hungry! Will have to go and make dinner now!!!

Terri D. said...

Judy, this recipe sounds delicious! We love cayenne pepper. I have some in a shaker and use it more than regular pepper. Good luck to whomever wins the drawing!!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Yum, yum...I might have to forego my usual carne asada to try these out!

Lynn Blaylock said...

This looks delicious!

podso said...

Do not put my name in for the giveaway but
i am pinning the recipe. it looks so good!

Carla from The River said...

You can just stop by with those peppers. ;-)
The boys say "Hi". They were talking about Lionel yesterday. They want our cat Max to get as big as Lionel was.

Denise said...


Chatty Crone said...

Please enter me too.

Now I have to tell you that roast looked just perfect. YUMMY! sandie

lynn said...

I think I will have to make that roast this weekend. It looks really good. Thanks. Lynn

Amy Burzese said...

That looks yummy. Much like we do sometimes. I'll have to look into Ritter Sport.

Paulette said...

A two for one, I bet I can even make this delicious dish.

The Domestic Sweetheart said...

Yummy!! Thanks for sharing :) Please enter my name in the giveaway...

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J_on_tour said...

That looks and sounds tasty.


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