Cooking Louisiana - Beef & Pork Debris

Beef n Pork Roast Debris
   Cooking Beef and Pork together in a big ole' pot makes for the best gravy ever! Very simple ingredients and easy to prepare, but, takes a while to cook. If it's for supper, you'll need to start the pot that morning. When I make this for lunch (football games!), I'll get everything in the pot the night before and let it simmer on low. *Crock pot works great!
   Perfect for Po Boys (got napkins?), or serve over rice, mashed potatoes, homemade fries or grits soufflé'.
 
(Use any roast you like or get a couple on sale. You're going to cook it beyond recognition anyway)
*3 lb. Beef Roast
*3 lb. Pork Roast
(Season each roast and pat-on flour. Set aside while you get the other stuff ready)
*one large Yellow Onion (chop small)
*one large Bell Pepper (chop small)
*1/2 bunch Celery (chop small)
*1/2 bunch Green Onion (chop small)
*1/2 cup fresh chopped Parsley
*one tbsp. minced Garlic
*2 Bay Leaves
*one can of RoTel
*2 cups Beef Broth
(If I'm making this for Po Boys, I'll add a chopped Jalapeno to the pot)
*Roux: 1/4 cup Olive Oil, 1/4 cup Flour
*Seasonings: Salt, Black Pepper, White Pepper, Creole Seasoning (your favorite), Worcestershire
 
    In a large iron pot, make a medium-dark roux. Add the chopped vegetables, parsley and garlic to the cooked roux. Gradually stir-in the broth and rotel. Add a little water and bring heat up to slow boil for a bit. Use your seasoning skills to make the first layer of  'tastes'. Add each roast to the pot, bay leaves and enough water to cover. Season again. Bring heat up to boil then cut to simmer (lid-on) for 4 hours.
   Ok, skim-off any fat from the top. Taste to add any more seasoning. Add more liquids if you like and leave pot uncovered to cook for a few more hours (3 or 4 hours is good ... remember we're making "debris"). That's why if you don't have a good iron pot that you can trust, a crock pot works really good.
   I reckon that's it! 
   Dress your Po Boy bread and lay some fries in there, some cheese and cover with your debris. Your guests will run out the house screaming, hal-a-lou-ya!  Is it KICK-OFF, yet!?!  
 
D.B.

 

 

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