Roast Beef Mexicana

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by Heather Harris Brady

Here we are at the very last post of 2013! I decided to mix things up with the traditional holiday dinners this year, so here I’ve taken the ultra-traditional menu of roast beef with yorkshire pudding and given it a south of the border twist. The beef is stuffed with chorizo, to add both flavor and tenderness. The yorkshire pudding has bits of green chili, topped with melted fresh queso.

My father-in-law loves roast beef but if you’re not into it you could easily follow the same method, just subbing in a pork roast or chicken breasts. Here’s the entire menu:

  • Roast Beef with Chorizo
  • Yorkshire Pudding with Green Chilies & Cheese
  • Fruit and Vegetable Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing
  • Buche de Noel with Dulce de Leche Sauce

Roast Beef Stuffed with Chorizo, Serves 8

One English style roast, 2-2-1/2 lbs.

One package of chorizo

Three carrots, washed and chopped

One half of a white onion, sliced

Kitchen twine

Slice the beef roast into one long flat piece. Start one third of the way down on the right, cutting 3/4 of the way through. Fold it open. Then in the remaining thick park start from the left, one third of the way down and cut 3/4 of the way through.

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When you’re done it will look something like this. Open a package of chorizo and spread it between the layers.

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Fold the layers back as you go. It should look something like this when you’re done:

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Tie it with kitchen twine so the chorizo doesn’t fall out, and season the outside with salt and pepper. I tied it like this:

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Preheat the oven to 375 (convection roast if you have it) and brown the outside of the stuffed roast well on all sides. Then place it in your roasting pan, add two cups of water, the carrots and the onion.

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Roast at 375 for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325 and cook to your desired point (medium, medium-rare, etc.). Let stand 15 minutes before slicing.

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Serve each slice with some of the au jus poured over the top. I’ll complete this menu over the next few posts.

Happy New Year everyone! Thank you so much for reading this blog. It is so lovely to log on and see the likes on each post!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. lulu says:

    Chorizo and beef sounds like a most interesting combo and my mouth waters thinking of dulce de leche.

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