Monday, August 6, 2012
Roast Beef in Gravy
My friend Julie had posted this recipe on her FB. I also found it on Pinterest and had even pinned it. But it was Julie's recommendation that motivated me to put it on the menu.
I put this in my crockpot right before lunch and by dinner, the house smelled good (which was nice since earlier today I burned a Pop-Tart in the microwave due to a number malfunction). And my stomach was growling.
Then, just as if that wasn't torture enough, Hubby was a little later than usual getting home.
At that point, I was ready to just pop the lid off the crockpot and chow down.
Yet, like a good wife/mom, I waited.
And it was worth it.
Thanks for sharing, Julie! We WILL be having this again!
Roast (I used an arm roast which we got with our "half a cow")...about 3-4 pounds. 3 pounds was just the right size for us...there is just a smidgen left thanks to a really hungry teenager)
1 envelope Ranch dressing mix (the powder, not made)
1 envelope brown gravy mix
1 envelope Italian dressing mix
1/2 cup warm water
I really think you can just mix the mixes and the water together and pour it over the thawed roast in the crockpot.
I also read you could sprinkle the mixes on the meat then add the water.
I did it that way.
I really don't think it matters.
However you do it, cook on low for 6-8 hours. You could probably cook on high for 3-4. I don't know...I haven't tried it on high.
But I do know with the low, around 6 was just right.
And it was good stuff.
We ate it with potatoes, rolls, and carrots and Ranch.
And easy to boot.
We will be having this again.