• Ingredients: 37
  • Serves: 6

Basic pot roast with flour, salt, pepper, rump of beef, fat or oil, onions, sliced, or 10-12 small white onions, peeled, or 2 carrots, scraped and cubed, herbs and other seasonings as desired, liquid, other vegetables as desired.


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 5 lb. rump of beef
  • 2 or 3 tbsps. fat or oil
  • 2 onions
  • 1 or 2 carrots, scraped and cubed
  • Herbs and other seasonings as desired
  • 1 cup liquid
  • Other vegetables as desired

For the gremolata

For pheasant*

  • *Pheasant is available at specialty butcher shops.

For béchamel sauce:

  • 1/4 lb. aged Provolone or mozzarella, grated coarse

For assembly

  • Powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup raspberry jam
  • 8 tbsps. dark rum
  • 2 1-pound baskets fresh strawberries, hulled, sliced, or three 10-ounce package sliced frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed, drained well
  • 8 medium bananas, peeled, cut into 1/3-inch-thick slices
  • Additional fresh strawberries
  • Additional bananas
  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh mint sprigs

For mango ravioli

To cook fish and assemble dish

  • Special equipment: a deep-fat thermometer

Espresso chocolate chunk:

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tsp. espresso powder

Very berry:

Peppermint fudge:

  • 3 tbsps. fudge sauce
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies


  1. Step 1 Season the flour with the salt and pepper and pound the mixture into the meat with the edge of a plate.

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  2. Step 2 Brown meat on all sides in the hot fat or oil. Add the onions, cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes.

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  3. Step 3 Add the carrots, herbs, seasonings and liquid. Cover tightly and simmer 3 1/2 – 5 hours, until meat is fork tender.

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  4. Step 4 1. For part of the liquid, use a 10-ounce can (1 1/3 cups) of puréed tomatoes. For seasoning, add 1 tablespoon minced parsley or dill.

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  5. Step 5 2. For the liquid, use 3/4 cup dry white wine, 2 tablespoons brandy or rum, and 1 tablespoon chili sauce.

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  6. Step 6 3. For the liquid, use 1/2 cup syrup from canned fruit, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1/2 cup water, 1 beef bouillon cube.

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