Big Guy stopped at the grocer on his way home for lunch today and brought a fresh cut Bone In Rib Roast. Essentially, a small version of a Standing Rib Roast - a little over 2 pounds. As the pork loin for dinner was slow to thaw, I changed the main dish to beef. Feeling a little adventuresome and wanting a "hearty" kind of meal, I created an Italian Rib Roast dish.
You will need:
2 Tablespoons oil - vegetable or olive oil
1/2 Onion chopped - all vegetables, coarsely chopped, in chunks
3 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chicken broth or white wine
1 can stewed tomatoes (I used frozen from the summer - Thank you Dear Mother!)
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste
Heat oil in large pan on cooktop, Medium high heat. Salt and Pepper Beef.
Take Beef out of pan. Add veggies, sauteing and getting all the yummy goodness off the bottom of the pan.
Here's a little side note/story...... Number 4 was due and arrived the beginning of July this summer. My parents are retired but to occupy my Daddy's time, he has 2 greenhouses. Beginning in January, my father plants seeds - tomatoes especially. The first several hundred plants he sales to backyard farmers. Others he plants. He plants quite a few tomato plants along with summer squash and cucumber plants. The produce is sold, given to local food banks, delivered to neighbors, etc. My Mother spends many many hours in the early hours of summer picking cucumbers, squash, and tomatoes. Rotating the fruits of their labors, they are very particular of selling any over-ripe vegetables. When my Mother came to lend a hand in our household as we welcomed Number 4, she came armed with dozens and dozens of ripe tomatoes. Now, my family enjoys tomatoes but many a gallon Ziploc bag was filled with peeled tomatoes and frozen. I now add them into the mix of spaghetti sauce, soups, etc.
So, instead of grabbing a can of tomato paste or stewed tomatoes, I went to a freezer and grabbed a 1/2 full bag with about 7 frozen tomatoes. Thawed in the microwave, drained a bit of the excess water and added to the veggies and broth. Sliced with a fork and knife.
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