In Elwood, Indiana, where I grew up, my next door neighbors, early on, were Dutch & Kate Wolff. Dutch owned a restaurant and bar, Wolff’s. One of the most popular meals was the Beef Manhattan. Quite often, someone in the social media groups will mention this meal, and many posts will follow.
This week, one of my school classmates, Chris Jones, posted his grandmother’s recipe for Wolff’s Beef Manhattan.
Wolff’s Roast Beef and Gravy
- 3-4 pound roast with fat (arm, rump, or round)
- 1 small bottle of ketchup (12 oz)
- 3 medium onions
- 3 buds garlic
- 2 T black pepper
- salt to taste
- Put beef and above ingredients in crockpot and full 2/3 with water
- Cook overnight or all day until very tender
- Remove meat and strain broth
- Reheat broth in stockpot and thicken to desired consistency with flour
- Add 1 T Chili powder and 1 T Worchester shire sauce
- Slice meat thin or pull apart and add to the gravy
- Make your Manhattan