Sunday night dinner was delicious. Our local grocer had boneless chuck roast on sale and this was a great piece of meat for this dish. My wife found the recipe on a Good House Keeping web site.
She started by cutting the boneless chuck roast into 1 inch cubes and browning them in a skillet. Seasoned with a little salt. She cooked these cubes for 6 - 7 minutes turning them several times.
While the beef was cooking she diced up three green peppers, one large onion, three stalks of celery and 3 cloves of garlic.
She then transferred the beef to our slow cooker and turned it on high. She added about 1/2 cup of chicken broth. This moisture helped with cooking the beef and making it a little more tender.
And next she added the cut up vegetables to the same skillet that was used for the beef. Cook these vegetables for approximately 2 - 3 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Now add a 14 ounce can of drained diced tomatoes and a 1/4 cup of tomato paste. Stir all together. Add 2 teaspoons of you favorite Cajun seasoning. Continue to cook for approximately 2 minutes stirring occasionally. Not only does it have a great aroma, but it looks good too.
Now she added this vegetable mixture to the beef in the slow cooker. She left the slow cooker on high for approximately 2 hours and then turned it to low for an additional 3 hours.
About an hour before serving, she added 5 cups of water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a large sauce pan. She brought the water to a boil and then added 1 cup of grits. Now turn the heat down to a simmer. You will need to stir this often (at least once a minute) for the next 30 - 40 minutes. The grits will have a smooth texture and not be gritty.
At this time, she stirred in 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and some black pepper.
The grits served as a great bed for the delicious cajun beef and vegetable mixture. A side of asparagus and a delicious dinner was served. We both agreed it was a recipe we will make again but will add a little more cajun seasoning. But we both like food that is a little spicy.
We used grits but we feel that rice or noodles would also be good.
As I mentioned she found the recipe at http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a42354/cajun-beef-grits-recipe/