Posted by: lexyknits | December 13, 2007

Roast Beef

Since I don’t have much to share with you this week I thought I’d give you a recipe for one of my favorite creations.

I do a lot of cooking on Sundays so that we can have lunches during the week that just need to be reheated and don’t require any preparation (like say, making a sandwich, way too much work).

Oven Roast Beef:
2-4 lbs Beef Roast (like chuck or bottom round)
4 cups beef broth
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1/4 cup steak sauce (like A1)
1 can cream of celery soup (cream of mushroom works too)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Season roast with salt, pepper, and garlic powder on all sides. Place roast in a cast iron dutch oven (like this one) and cook uncovered in hot oven for 10 minutes (5 minutes on each side). Remove roast from oven and lower heat to 250 d F (see note).

Sprinkle onion soup mix over roast, cover with beef broth and mix in steak sauce and cream of celery. (see note) Cover and return to oven. Cook for one hour, flip roast, and cook for another hour.

Once the first two hours of cooking are done your roast may or may not be ready depending on it’s size and shape. The easiest way to check it’s doneness is to pull it out of the cooking liquid and use to forks to seperate the meat. If the meat easily pulls apart it is finished, if not return to the oven for 20 minute increments until it is ready.

Remove from oven and cooking liquid, let rest 15-20 minutes then pull apart into individual servings. I like to pack these into tupperware type containers with mashed potatoes that I made while the roast was doing it’s thang. This makes about five servings, it would also be a tasty Sunday dinner for a family type group if you’re into that.

Note: When I turn the oven down I leave it propped open a bit so that it will cool off quicker, you don’t want to put the fixed up roast back into a really hot oven or it will cook too fast and dry out. Also I don’t work about stirring the liquid mixture. As it’s brought up to temperature and starts bubbling it will mix up itself.

If you make this let me know how you like it.

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