Monday, November 9, 2015

Slow Cooker Roast Beef

Though Mrs. BA hates it - it's fall.  I just made this and it was really good. Via BuzzFeed from Creme de la Crumb.

Slow Cooker Beef Roast

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 6 hours
Total time 6 hours 10 mins
Serves: 4

  • 1 3-pound chuck or rump roast (see note) 
  • 2 tablespoons steak seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 pound baby carrots 
  • 2 pounds potatoes, chopped into 2 inch pieces 
  • 1 large white or yellow onion, cut into chunks 
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped 
  • 2 teaspoons salt (or more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder 
  • 3 tablespoons cold water + 3 tablespoons corn starch 

  1. Whisk together steak seasoning and Italian seasoning. Rub seasoning mix all over the roast. Grease a slow cooker. Add roast, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery. Cover and cook on low for 9 hours or on high for 6 hours. 
  2. minutes before serving, prepare the gravy. Drain liquid from sow cooker into a medium sauce pan. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Bring to a boil. 
  3. Whisk together corn starch and cold water. Add to sauce pan and reduce heat to medium-low. Allow to thicken for 3-5 minutes. 
  4. Place roast on a large plate or serving platter. Use a fork to gently pull apart the roast. Pour gravy over roast (and veggies if desired) and serve. Enjoy! 

*This method also works well with larger roasts up to 8 pounds. Simply adjust the amount of carrots and potatoes to feed however many are in your group. Follow instructions as written. For roasts over 8 pounds, double the entire recipe.

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