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Tennessee Spiced Round Of Beef

Yield 24 to 36 servings


  • 1 ( 12-pound) spiced beef round
  • 1 cup sorghum molasses
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • Ripe olives (optional)
  • Pimiento-stuffed olives (optional)
  • Spiced crab apples (optional)
  • Horseradish-Mustard Sauce

How to Make It

  1. Soak beef round in cold water 1 hour; drain and rinse well. Wrap beef securely in cheesecloth; place on a rack in a large stock pot, and cover with water. Add molasses; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 3 hours or until beef is tender. (Allow 15 minutes of cooking time per pound of meat. )

  2. Remove stock pot from heat; set aside. Allow beef to cool completely in cooking liquid in stock pot. Remove from cooking liquid; discard cooking liquid. Chill beef round overnight. Remove cheesecloth. Trim darkened outside areas.

  3. Transfer beef round to a serving platter. Cover top with parsley, and garnish with olives and crab apples, if desired. Cut diagonally across the grain into thin slices; serve with Horseradish- Mustard Sauce.

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