Saturday, March 28, 2009

How to Stretch a Beef Roast

 



We buy a whole beef once a year from a local farmer.  This last Tuesday we went and picked up this years cow.  I still had 3 pieces of meat from last years cow.  I wanted to use it up before starting in on the new cow.  I had 2 t-bone steaks, 2 cube steaks and 1 small pot roast.   


Well Wednesday was my birthday and we grilled steaks.. we used the up the 2 t-bones and 2 more packages of steak from the new cow to feed all of us.  It was so yummy..    


Well yesterday I looked at my small pot roast and wondered what to do with it.  I had a few cups of cooked brown rice in the fridge to use up as well.  So I browned up the pot roast in a little olive oil and added an onion and then a little water and let this simmer for about 3 hours.  When it was done I cut up about half of the roast.  I mixed this up with about 4 cups of the brown rice I had plus 1 can of cream of mushroom soup (Amy’s brand.. found at health food stores) and some sour cream (I did not measure this), plus I added some cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.  I put it all in an 11x15 pan and put some cheddar cheese on the top.  I baked it for about an hour at 350.  My family went nuts over it.. they loved it!  I served it with my homemade fermented salsa and tortilla chips and a salad.   


Today I still had half the roast left.  I took two large baked potatoes that I had left from my birthday bbq (we had bbq steaks and baked potatoes)…  and I cut the meat and potatoes up and fried them with an onion in a little olive oil..  very yummy! I served this with my homemade fermented sauerkraut.   So I was feeling pretty good.. I had one pot roast that by itself would not have fed my family one meal and stretched it out to two meals, or more.  I still have leftovers that we will probably eat up tomorrow.  I love being thrifty and stretching my food as far as I can.   


 

4 comments:

  1. That beef and rice dish sounds yummy! I love making up a dish like that and the family loving it!!!


    God's Blessings,

    Amy Jo

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  3. you have mentioned in recent posts about fermenting foods, that it takes a few tries to get it right. my question is, how do you know if it was successful? I am worried about getting sick if I eat it and it wasn't done right. I have never eaten saurkraut before so I have no reference (plus I am sure this probably tastes better then store bought anyway). can you give me some ideas on how to tell if it is bad? thanks. deanna

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  4. You can make what you want of the kitchen.

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