Beef Baked In A Barrel Recipe

Step 1

Cut tops from pineapples. With a sharp knife, hollow out fruit, leaving about 3/4 inch pineapple on sides and bottom. (Be careful not to cut through outside shells. ) Dice 1 cup pineapple. (Use remainder for salad or dessert) Cook onions and garlic in cooking fat in large frying-pan 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add ground beef, salt, ginger, seasoned salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until ground beef begins to brown. Warm brandy in small pan over low heat, ignite and pour over beef mixture, lifting pan from heat and shaking until flame dies. Continue cooking for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat; add 1 cup diced pineapple, orange segments and mandarin liqueur, stirring carefully to mix. Fill pineapple shells (barrels) with beef and fruit mixture. Place filled fruit upright in foil lined pan. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees F. ) for 35 minutes. Meanwhile remove stems from mushrooms, slightly hollowing out caps. Cook caps in butter in small frying-pan about 3 minutes. Curl up each pimiento strip and place in mushroom cap. To serve, set both "Barrels" on warm platter, spoon beef mixture over rice on individual dinner plates and garnish each serving with 3 stuffed mushroom caps.

Things You'll Need

  • 2lb Ground Beef Chuck
  • 2ea Large Pineapples
  • 2ea Med Onions, Chopped
  • 3ea Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2tb Cooking Fat or Oil
  • 1ts Salt
  • 1ts Ground Ginger
  • 1/2ts Seasoned Salt
  • 1/4ts Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/2c Coffee Brandy
  • 1c Diced Fresh Pineapple
  • 1c Canned Mandarin Orange Segs
  • 1/4c Mandarin Liqueur
  • 18ea Fresh Mushrooms
  • 3tb Butter
  • 18ea Strips Of Pimiento
  • 3c Cooked Rice

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