This dinner was so delicious, the beef fell apart and the carrots and potatoes were amazing! It’s super simple to do and it’s made in the crock pot, so it’s done when you walk in the door!
Start with some onion slices in the bottom of the crock pot
put your beef in the crock pot and top with some more onion slices
make some gravy and pour over top the beef, set your crock pot for 8 hours, after 4 hours have gone by add some potatoes and carrot to the crock pot. Not cooking the potatoes and carrot the whole time, it keeps them from over cooking and lets them retain some texture. After 8 hours, pull everything out and if you want to thicken up the gravy some more, put the liquid from the crock pot in a small pan and shake together some flour and water, when the liquid boils and your flour mixture, and stir in.
Roast beef with Veggies
1 3 to 4 lbs. roast(it doesn’t matter what kind it is, it will be tender after all the time in the crock pot)
1 medium onion, sliced
1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups beef broth
3 or 4 carrots, peeled, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
5 or 6 potatoes, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
salt & pepper
In a sauce pan, melt butter, stir flour into melted butter and cook for 1 minute, then add broth, stirring the whole time to keep it from becoming lumpy. In the bottom of the crock pot, place some onion slices, put the roast in and top with the rest of the onions. Pour gravy over and set it on low for 8 hours. Salt and pepper. After 4 hours, add potatoes and carrots the crock pot. Cook for additional 4 hours. When it’s done cooking remove potatoes, carrots and beef from crock pot. If the gravy is thinner than you would like, add it to a sauce pan, and mix together equal parts water and flour, bring the liquid to a boil and add the flour mixture slowly, stirring the whole time. bring it back to a boil and it should be thickened.
The onions will just flavor the roast, you don’t really eat them to much and adding the potatoes and carrots later on lets them retain some texture and they don’t get too done.