RECIPES FROM THE
V BAR RANCH
V Bar Natural Beef Variety Pack
by Cleone Parker Michael
|1/4 bottle hickory smoke||Little water|
|Garlic salt (generous amount)||Ground cloves (generous amount)|
|Onion salt (generous amount)||Salt and pepper|
|Lawry's salt (generous amount)||5 lb. well-trimmed brisket|
Put into 2 thickness of super strength foil. Do drugstore wrap. Bake for 3 1/2 hours in slow oven at 325 degrees. Open and pour off liquid. Measure half of it and mix with 1/2 bottle of barbecue (hickory smoke). Open foil and pour mixture over brisket; continue to bake 1/2 hour. When cool, slice against grain of meat. Can be reheated or frozen.
It is very necessary to cut against the grain.
Our family enjoyed this served on potato rolls on Christmas eve.
HERB POT ROAST
by Dorothy Parker
|4 to 5 lb. chuck roast||4 bay leaves|
|1/2 tsp. marjoram||3 cloves garlic|
|1 tsp.sweet basil||1 tsp. beef bouillon|
Salt and pepper; flour. Brown both sides in small amount of canola oil. Use heavy roaster. Add seasonings and 2 1/2 cups water. Roast at 325 degrees for 2 to 3 hours. The last hour, add onions, carrots, and potatoes. When done, thicken broth for gravy.
BEEF AND BEER
by Joanne Parker Carr
|1 lb. beef cubes||1/2 tsp. salt|
|1 (12 oz.) can beer||2 Tbs. butter|
|1/8 tsp. pepper||1 pkg. onion gravy|
|1/2 tsp. basil||1 pkg. mushroom gravy|
Brown beef in butter. Add beer and seasonings. Cook 2 hours or more; add gravy mix, then cook 5 minutes more. Serve over noodles or rice.
Also great in a slow cooker.
EASY SOUTHWESTERN BEEF HASH
|1 lb. lean ground beef||1/2 tsp. salt|
|1 small onion, chopped||1/4 tsp. pepper|
|3 c. frozen potatoes O'Brien||1 c. prepared salsa|
|green onion slices (opt.)||ripe olive slices (opt.)|
Brown ground beef and onion in large skillet over medium heat. Pour off fat. Add potatoes, salt, and pepper, and stir. Increase heat and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salsa. Continue cooking until potatoes are lightly browned. Garnish with green onion and ripe olives.
ROCKWOOD CHUCK ROAST
by Joan Vyn
|4 lb. boneless chuck or rump roast||1 medium onion, chopped|
|2 Tbls. margarine||24 oz. sour cream|
|2 large carrots, chopped||salt and pepper to taste|
Brown roast in 2 T. margarine. Put in roasting pan or 3 qt. casserole with one medium onion, chopped, 2 large carrots, chopped, plus salt and pepper to taste.
Discard browning fat from skillet; rinse pan, scraping accumulated brown juices over roast in casserole.
Spread 24 oz. sour cream over roast. (It really needs it all!) Cover tightly and roast in 300 degree oven for 4 1/2 hours, turning meat 4 times. Uncover the last half hour to reduce liquid.
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