Heat oven to 325 degrees.
Rub surface of beef with salt. Place in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Mix remaining ingredients; pour over beef. Cover and bake about 3 hours or until beef is tender. Cut thin diagonal slices across grain at an angle from 2 or 3 sides of the beef. Spoon any remaining pan juices over sliced beef if desired. Remove bay leaf.
Yield: 12 servings
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana