I remember a meal my mother used to make with round steak and tomato sauce. Looking back it was actually a version of Steak Pizzaiola. I came across this recipe recently and decided to make my mom’s classic dish “Gourmet Farm Girl”style.
Chuck Roast Pizzaiola
By The Gourmet Farm Girl
2 1/2 pound chuck roast (bone in)
1 onion chopped
3 bay leaves
1 15 oz can beef broth
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3-4 cloves garlic minced
2-3 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 quart tomatoes with juice (I used my home canned)
0r use 1- 28 oz store bought
Parmesan cheese (shaved)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Salt and pepper both sides of the chuck roast
In a large stock pot over medium high heat drizzle the canola oil on the bottom and sear the roast on both sides for 1-2 minutes till brown; remove roast and set aside.
Lower heat to medium and add the chopped onion and garlic to the pot and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the beef broth and bay leaves; simmer for 3-5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste and spices; return the roast to the pot; cover and braise in the oven for 2-2 1/2 hours till the meat is tender and falls off the bone.
Serve on a large platter over pasta with shaved parmesan cheese and fresh chopped flat leaf parsley or place the whole pot on the table with a large bowl of your favorite pasta for everyone to help themselves.