Another one of my favorites!!!
Marinated Iowa Beef, (Shary Geidner, Clear Lake, Iowa - Midwest winner, Country Magazine, 1990)
1 Pkg Good Seasons Zesty Italian Dressing Mix
1/4 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/3 C Tarragon Wine Vinegar
1/2 t meat tenderizer, optional
3-4 lb. beef chuck roast or
Combine marinade ingredients. Pour small amount (enough to cover bottom) in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Place beef in pan; top with remaining marinade. Pierce meat generously with sharp fork; turn meat and pierce again. Cover; refrigerate for at LEAST 8 hours or overnight, piercing and turning meat often. Before cooking, let beef come to room temperature. Grill over medium coals about 6 min per side for medium rare cuts 1 in thick, 8-9 minutes per side for thicker cuts. Serve with sliced tomatoes and sweet onions. DIABETIC EXCHANGES
: One serving equals 5 lean meats; also, 303 calories, 505 mg sodium, 36 mg cholesterol, 3 g carbohydrate, 37 g protein, 15 g fat. Yield
I've used (2) 12-15 lb rolled roasts, quadrupled the marinade for each roast, purchased those plastic bags you can cook a 15+ lb turkey in, put the roast in those bags with the marinade and let them sit for 2-3 days, flipping the meat over in the marinade 3-4 times/day. Put the roasts side-by-side on our large rotisserie (which we built ourselves using the rental ones as a pattern), keeping the coals pretty hot would take about 6 hrs. I had a HECK of a time keeping everyone's pocket knives off those roasts at morning break!!! By putting the roasts side by side, at the main meal you would have from well done to rare from the outside of the roast to the inside where it was next to the other roast. In other words, where the 2 roasts touched would be the rarest, moving out from that middle would reveal med rare, to med, to well done on the outside of both roasts. Everyone got to eat their choice. Funny thing, when we first moved here, the roasts cooked by neighbors were oven cooked very well done and falling apart. When we moved here and started cooking our roasts, we found out, through the years, those well-done roasts of the neighbors were becoming med-rare. I think we started a good thing out here!!
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