26 October, 2011

Public service announcement: Pioneer Woman's Drip Beef

That's how I am treating this Cookbook Challenge...because its the one meal you need to try, it is seriously out of this world. 

I have made this three times, and it's perfect for have a lot of guests, and you want to keep it informal and casual...great for game days!
1 whole 2.5 To 4 pound chuck roast; 1/4 cup butter; 1 whole large onion, sliced thick; 3 cloves garlic, peeled; 1/2 cup soy sauce; 1 cup sherry (cooking sherry is fine); 1/2 teaspoon salt; 4 cups water; toasted, buttered deli rolls; and the optional : rosemary, thyme, other spices
Heat butter in a heavy pot over medium-high heat. Saute the onions for a couple of minutes, or until starting to get brown. Set chuck roast on top of the onions. Add all remaining ingredients. Cover pot and simmer (very low heat) on the stove for 6 hours, or until beef is fork-tender and falling apart. *If meat is not yet tender, return to oven for 30 minute intervals till it's tender!* Shred meat with two forks until all large chunks are gone. Serve immediately or continue to simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Serve on top of toasted, buttered deli rolls. Top with cheese and place under the broiler if desired. 
The second time I made this meal, I double upped the ingredients {except for the meat}, so that there was enough sauce to dip the rolls into...because trust me on this...it's all about the dipping. So once you have made up the rolls, dip each one for a quick second {just half the roll, but that's up to you} into the left over sauce...cue: the angels singing
For the full recipe you can pop over to the Pioneers Woman's blog and you will find it here. Gosh I love her. 
And this is definitely one of her finest....heaven on a plate.
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12 comments:

Sarah said...

Looks like you enjoy cooking and dinner parties as much as I do Hayley! I invite you over for one....whenever you can make it :) this looks amazing!!

MacLeod House said...

Oooh - it's a favourite in our house too! We *love* her drip beef! My hips, and pretty much the rest of my body rue the day I started following her recipes.

cat said...

Oh I am so going to try this one!Looks yummy

Shayne said...

SO need to try this. Got the recipe from Ness yonks ago but forgot about it till yr post.

This might just come in handy this weekend.

Looks completely divine.

Fiona said...

That looks and sounds delicious! I'm not a big fan of sherry though, is the taste very overpowering?

kbd said...

Gosh. So hungry all of a sudden.

Lea said...

That looks yummy!

Wendy said...

Have you read her 'love story' of how she met her cowboy?

Such a talented lady she is.

Tanya said...

wow that looks gorgeous!

FarmGirl said...

Looks yum!!

Julia said...

Looks yummy and so easy! Will bookmark this for December. So perfect for when you have to entertain people.

Lynette said...

Yummy...I am going to try this.