*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                     Brazilian Olive Stuffed Pot Roast
 Recipe By     : Houston Chronicle
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Foreign Foods                    Pot Roasts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2  c             canned pitted ripe olives
      1/3  c             chopped parsley
      1/4  c             freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
    3      tsp           chili powder
      1/2  tsp           salt
    1      tsp           pressed garlic
    1      5 lb          cross rib beef roast
      1/2  c             chopped onion
    1      8-oz can      tomato sauce
    4                    carrots
    4                    zucchini
    1      tbsp          flour
 Drain 1 c ripe olives, saving liquor.  Chop ripe olives finely.  Mix with parsl
 ey, cheese, 2 tsp chili powder, salt and garlic.  Make about 15 slits in roast,
  using long, thin-bladed knife (or larding needle).  Force ripe-olive mixture d
 own into slits.  Brown roast slowly on all sides in an oiled skillet or Dutch o
 ven. Drain off and discard fat that accumulated in pan.  
 Add onoin to meat and brown lightly.  Mix tomato sauce with 1/2 c liquor from o
 lives and remaining tsp of chili powder and pour over roast.  Heat to boiling, 
 turn heat low, and cover pan.  Simmer about 2 hrs, or until meat is tender, bas
 ting once or twice.  
 Pare and cut carrots into thick diagonal slices.  Wash zucchini and cut into ha
 lves.  Add carrots to meat 30 min before meat is done.  Cook 15 min. Add zucchi
 ni and remaining ripe olives and cook 15 min.
 When meat and vegetables are tender, remove to heated serving dish.  Skim fat f
 rom remaining pan liquid.  Mix flour with 2 tbl cold water.  Add a little of th
 e hot liquid, then combine with remaining liquid in pan.  Cook, stirring until 
 mixture boils and thickens.  Serve with sauce over meat and vegetables.
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 NOTES : Makes dinner for 4 with some pot roast left.