Good Monday morning to everyone!  I hope that y’all had a great weekend, I know I did.  This is the last Monday in April.  We have enjoyed cooking with roasts this month, and sharing our ideas with all of you.  Next month is all about mothers.  Look forward to reading about the women who have influenced our lives in every aspect, including the kitchen.  Mondays will feature recipes and stories about our mothers and grandmothers.  We are so excited to share these recipes from these amazing women with y’all!

This recipe is new and exciting.  I came up with this sitting at the Sunday lunch table.  I wanted a roast not like any we had done yet, something fun, easy, and unique.  The result… Luau Beef Roast!  This roast is great to put on first thing Sunday morning and have for Sunday supper.  Get out your crock pot, turn up the music and head for the kitchen!

Luau Beef Roast

1 2lb Chuck Tender Roast

1 Can Sliced Pineapple

1 Sliced Apple

2 T Onion Flakes

½  Butter Stick

½ Green Bell Pepper Sliced

Montreal Steak Seasoning

Melt the butter in a skillet.  Season the roast with Montreal Steak Seasoning and sear all sides of the roast in butter.  Place the roast in a crock pot.  Add the apple slices, and the pineapple juice.  Then place the pineapple slices covering the roast.  Add the onion flakes and bell pepper slices.  If there is not liquid up to the edge of the roast add a little bit of water.  Turn the crock pot on high and leave cooking for 4 hours. When the roast is tender, pull it apart and put it back in the crock pot until it is time to serve.  This roast will go well with anything but I paired it with fried potatoes and corn.

Easy Fried Potatoes

2 Potatoes pealed.

Vegetable Oil

Seasoned Salt

Pour vegetable oil in a metal pot.  Turn the stove top on high and get the oil hot.  Slice the potatoes real thin, as then as you can.  Once the oil is hot, drop the potato slices in the oil and let them fry until they are golden.  When you take them out of the oil, put them in a bowl lined with paper towel to soak up the excess oil, and season them with seasoned salt.  These are great alone or with any meal.  Be careful hot oil makes awful burns.

Simple Corn

1 Cans of Whole Kernal Corn

Salt & Pepper

Drain the corn, and put in a microwave safe bowl.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Add a little water, cover the bowl and cook on high for 2 minutes.

Cost of Luau Beef Roast

2 lb Chuck Tender Roast – $7.92

Pineapple – $0.98

½ Green Bell Pepper- $0.45

1 Apple – $0.60

1 Can Corn – $0.82

Oil – $0.80

Seasonings- $0.50

Total Cost – $12.07 (Serves  4)

Cost Per Plate – $3.01


Gather up your family, enjoy a great Sunday supper and live for every moment!

Happy Trails ~ Anna-Lisa