Hot and Sweet Pot Roast

Hot and Sweet Pot Roast

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What a combination! Sweet cranberry sauce, hot white horseradish, cinnamon sticks and cloves produce a scrumptious sauce and tender meat. The carrots and onions are permeated with all those yummy flavors. Add potatoes, noodles or any grain of your choice. You definitely need something extra to soak up all that yummy sauce!  I always make two Tops of the Rib at once. If I’m not serving a crowd, I freeze half of it for another meal. Should you have any leftovers, this meat makes terrific sandwiches and can even be spooned into a pre-baked pie crust, covered with mashed potatoes and served as a Beef Pot Pie! Enjoy!

Prep time: 25 minutes

Hot and Sweet Pot Roast

By Gloria Kobrin Published: September 15, 2014

  • Yield:

  • 10 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tops of the Rib trimmed of excess fat
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 ounces white horseradish
  • 4 cups fresh whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves can be tied in cheesecloth for easy removal
  • 2 cups fresh/boxed beef stock
  • 1 pound frozen white pearl onions defrosted
  • 2 pounds carrots peeled and cut into one inch logs

Equipment

  • 1 large skillet
  • 1 large roaster with cover
  • oven to table serving dish

Directions

  1. Mix flour and pepper on a cutting board. Rinse meat and pat dry. Dredge meat in flour on both sides and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in skillet over high flame. Brown meat on both sides and place in roaster. Reserve drippings in skillet.
  3. Add horseradish, cranberry sauce, cinnamon sticks, cloves and broth to meat. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cover roaster and simmer for 2 1/2 hours.
  4. Heat meat drippings in skillet over low flame. Brown onions and carrots in the drippings. Preheat oven to: 350 F.
  5. Scatter vegetables over the meat after it has finished simmering. Place roaster in oven and cook, covered, for another 45-60 minutes or until meat can easily be pierced by a fork. Remove from oven and cool completely before chilling in the fridge overnight.
  6. The next day, remove all congealed fat, cinnamon sticks and cloves. Slice meat against the grain and arrange attractively in an oven to table serving dish. Scatter vegetables over the top. Pour sauce over everything. If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can return the sauce to a boil and reduce it until it reaches the consistency you like. Alternatively, you can mix 3 tablespoons of flour with 3 tablespoons of softened non dairy margarine and whisk it into the hot gravy. Stir until sauce has thickened somewhat and then pour it over the meat and vegetables. Remember that the sauce will thicken as the meat reheats-so take that into consideration as you thicken it.
  7. To serve: place serving dish in 350 F. oven and reheat for about 30 minutes until meat is hot.
  8. To freeze: Divide chilled meat, vegetables and sauce into two foil lasagne pans. Cover with waxed paper and then wrap tightly with foil. Label and freeze.

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