“I normally add bay leaf to my beef roast, but one day when I was out, I sprinkled on pickling spice instead,” recalls Ruth T. of Port Edwards, Wisconsin. “The roast had a wonderful aroma, tasted terrific and the spices made delicious gravy.” Beef Main Dish Recipes» Winning Dinner Recipes»
Since all of my grandparents were German, it's no wonder that so many Bavarian recipes have been handed down to me. Because the Midwest has such a large German population, I feel this recipe represents the area well. —Susan Robertson, Hamilton, Ohio
Seasoned with Southwestern zest, this lean beef roast is fork-tender and gets a little kick from salsa. "My husband, Phillip, and our two young daughters raise our own cattle and hogs on a farm just outside Freeburg, Missouri," writes Cathy Sestak. "This one of our favorite ways to eat beef. Enjoy!"
The robust flavor of beef sweetened by onions makes this a recipe you’ll repeat. Fix a double batch–serving half tonight and freezing the rest. It’s great with mashed potatoes.—Linda Stemen, Monroeville, IN