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Dec 21, 2010 08:22 AM

HELP -- Need suggestions for a no brainer Christmas beef dish -- preferably on the less expensive side

- preferably on the less expensive side

Needs to Feed 10.

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  1. Flank steak is an inexpensive cut and can look quite impressive when stuffed and rolled - perhaps around a filling with festive colors? Three or four average sized flank steaks should feed 10 when cooked this way quite easily.

    1. My first thoughts are
      OR Julia Child's Beef with Onions and Beer

      1. Short ribs come to mind. You can often get them for a very good price. Otherwise, I think a pot roast can be easily dressed up depending on how you cook it and serve it.

        1. How about an eye of the round?

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          1. re: andieb

            Specifically, Cook's Illustrated's slow-roast eye round. This makes a scrumptious and economical roast beef. If you can spend a bit more for a sirloin roast, you can also use the same technique. The only down side is that almost no juice is exuded so you can't use drippings for gravy. You'll need to buy or make broth and go from there. On the other hand, if you make a rich side like potatoes au gratin, you won't need gravy.

          2. Beef Stew
            Pot Roast