chuck wagon mush recipe and Coffee Roast Recipe
2 sliced potatoes
1 sliced onion
2 cups corn bread, approximately
Salt and pepper
Put sliced potatoes and onion in a cast iron skillet. Add water to cover. Cook until potatoes are soft, breaking the potatoes up as they cook. Add crumbled cornbread and additional water to make gruel. Add salt and lots of pepper to taste.
Serve when piping hot. This is good with eggs on a cold winter morning.
Coffee Roast Recipe
This recipe will make an inexpensive cut of meat as tender as a more expensive cut.
1 (4 to 8 pound) roast beef
1 onion, chopped
1 cup vinegar
1 cup strong coffee
1 cup water
Make incisions clear through meat. Open up with finger and stuff each slit with onion and 1 clove garlic. Make as many incisions as the meat will take. Pour vinegar over the top of the roast. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Put meat and liquid into a cast iron skillet, and sear until almost burnt. Add coffee and water. Cover and place in oven and bake until very tender. More water may be added if necessary.