Valentine's Day Apple Juice Roast
4 lb Chuck; boneless
2 Onion; sliced
2 tb Butter or shortening
1 c Apple juice
1 tb Catsup
1 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
1/4 ts Thyme leaves
1/4 ts Prepared mustard
1/8 ts Basil leaf
3 Sweet potatoes *
Chopped parsley or
Apple ; rings
*Pared and cut into pieces.
Cook onions in 1 T butter or shortening in Dutch oven until tender-crisp; set
Brown roast in remaining butter or shortening in Dutch oven over medium
heat 15 to 20 minutes or until browned on both sides. Pierce entire surface of
meat with fork.
Combine apple juice, catsup, salt, pepper, thyme, mustard and basil; add to
meat. Top meat with reserved cooked onions; cover and cook slowly 2 1/2 hours
or until almost tender.
Brush sweet potatoes with lemon juice for bright color; add to meat.
Continue cooking, covered, 30 to 40 minutes or until meat and potatoes are
Place meat and potatoes on warm platter. Sprinkle potatoes with chopped
parsley or garinish with apple rings and parsley, if desired. Serve gravy over
Skim excess fat from cooking liquid; add water if needed to make 1 1/2 cups.
Mix 1/2 cup water and 2 T Unbleached Flour; stir gradually into cooking
Heat to boiling; cook, stirring 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and
pepper, if desired.
Gravy may be served in Large Apple that has been scooped out, if desired.