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Christmas Spiced Beef

This recipe is from Jean. It's a great recipe for special days like Christmas.



  1. Rub the salt into the meat. Cover with a bowl and let it sit refrigerated for 24 hours. Rinse and pat dry.
  2. Rub the cinnamon, allspice, cloves, black pepper, and brown sugar into the meat. Place in a bowl and add cider, vinegar, bay leaf and 2 onions.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 2 or 3 days--a week is even better. Turn meat occasionally.
  4. Place meat in a large pan with the marinade and enough water barely to cover.
  5. Add remaining onions, carrots and celery. Cover pot and simmer for about 3 hours, or until meat is tender and fully cooked. If you like, add 1 cup of stout in the last hour of cooking.
  6. Serve hot or cold.

(Yield: about 8 servings)