New England Boiled Beef
Heat olive oil over high heat in large stew pot. If you wish to speed up cooking, I recommend cutting roast in half. Brown meat well on all sides in the hot oil. When well-browned, cover with water enough to cover 1″ above the meat. When it comes to a boil, lower heat so that it is just simmering. Add peppercorns, cover and cook low about 1-2 hours or until done and pretty tender. While the meat is cooking, cut your veggies. Cut the carrots into large 1-2″ pieces. Cut the potatoes or sweet potatoes into halves. Cut the onion into 5 wedges. And finally, cut five 4 oz. wedges off your head of cabbage. When the meat is done, place the carrots, potato, onion around the meat. I like to lay the cabbage on top of everything, so it really steams and doesn’t overcook. That way you can dip whole wedges of cabbage onto each plate for a nicer visual appeal. If there is not enough stock to half cover all veggies, add a little more water to the pot. Bring to a boil again, lower to a simmer, cover and cook about 20 minutes, just until potatoes and carrots are just done but not getting mushy. Serve at once.