ENTERTAIN FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH BEEF

Perfect Prime Rib

Poke holes with a fork on all four sides of a rib eye roast and rub with seasoning* Place in a shallow pan with the fat side up. DO NOT ADD WATER – COVER – or BASTE. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Turn off oven. DO NOT OPEN OVEN! Leave roast in for 3 – 4 hours. Heat oven again to 375 degrees and bake another 45 minutes to 1 hour. (The secret is to NEVER OPEN THE OVEN.) Slice and serve with your favorite Au jus.

*SEASONING:

1 1/2 cup Kosher salt
1 cup Lawry’s seasoning sale
1 cup Tone’s garlic powder
1 cup Tone’s lemon pepper

Save remaining seasoning to use on steaks, burgers, etc.

APPETIZERS
Beef and Cheese Roll-ups

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound of deli roast beef thinly sliced

1 8 0z. tub garden vegetable soft cream cheese

4 large flour torillas (10-inch)

1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup Monterey jack cheese (optional) shredded

8 leaves green leaf lettuce

DIRECTIONS:

Spread cheese evenly over one side of each tortilla; top with carrots and Jack cheese, dividing carrots and cheese evenly among tortillas. Layer roast beef and leaf of lettuce over carrots. Leave 1/2 inch border around edge. Roll up tightly; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 8 hours before serving. To serve, cut each roll in slices, 3/4 – 1 inch think (four tortillas makes 32 slices) or cut rolls in half and serves as a sandwich.

Beef Fudge

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 14 oz. Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, not evaporated milk

A dash of salt

1/2 cup beef hamburger browned and drained

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

In heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chips with Eagle Brand Milk and salt. Remove from heat; stir in beef crumbles and vanilla. Spread evenly into an aluminum foil-lined 8″ or 9″ square pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Turn beef fudge onto cutting board; peel off foil and cut into squares. Store loosely covered in refrigerator. Makes 2 pounds.

Smokies Wrapped in Bacon

INGREDIENTS:

1 package beef smokies

1 pound bacon cut into thirds

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup mustard

DIRECTIONS:

Wrap bacon around smokies and secure with a toothpick. Put them in a 9×13 pan and set aside. In a medium size bowl, mix the brown sugar and mustard. Pour over the top of the bacon wrapped smokies. Cover the pan with tinfoil and bake for 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees; checking at 1 hour for doneness.* Place them in a crock pot and serve. (If you make them ahead, put in the fridge until you want to use them, then reheat in crock pot on high until warm.)

* If a glass baking dish is used, reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours; checking at 1 hour for doneness.

Cheesy Beef Dip

INGREDIENTS:

2 pounds ground beef browned

1 medium onion chopped

1 large can cream of chicken soup

1 cup mild picante sauce

1 cup tomatoes chopped

1 1/2 pounds Velveeta cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Brown ground beef and onion. Drain. Add remaining ingredients. Keep warm in slow cooker. Serve with corn chips.

“FOR MORE HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING RECIPES, CHECK OUT THE AVAILABILITY OF THE BEEF RECIPE COLLECTIONS IN THE STORE SECTION OF THE WEB SITE.”

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