Savory Roast Beef Dinner July 12, 2016

     This roast beef dinner epitomizes total comfort food for your family.  It’s easy to prepare, but tastes like you fussed for hours! 

Roast beef is so easy to make.  Chuck roasts are marbled with fat which makes them tender cut of meat, but I tend to avoid purchasing the one’s with large sections of fat in them. Simple seasoning is the best, and will give your roast full flavor.   

Directions:  Place your roast in a large baking pan.  Generously sprinkle the top with garlic powder, black pepper, and a little salt.  Cover the roast with foil, and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 1/2 hours or until roast is “fork tender”. Serve with mashed potatoes, and your favorite vegetable.  Enjoy the taste of home!

 

Mashed Potatoes Basic Recipe 

Peel & quarter your potatoes, and wash them.  Add potatoes to pot, cover with water, add a few shakes of salt to the pot, and put them on the stove to boil.  Boil until potatoes are tender (approx 15 minutes).  Drain potatoes, and add 1 tbsp butter & 1/4 cup milk.  This amount is approximated depending on how many potatoes you use.  This is what I use in a pot of 5 or 6 large potatoes.  Use a potato masher or electric mixer to make them smooth and creamy. Serve hot!

Beef Gravy

Put your roast drippings in your gravy pot, and add enough water to make approximately 3 cups.  Add 2 tbsp powdered beef bouillon.  Add 1/4 cup coffee to boost your bouillon & beef flavor.  Heat to boiling.  In a separate cup, mix 3 tbsp cornstarch and 3 tbsp water.  Stir with a fork until smooth. Reduce your heat to low, and slowly add the cornstarch mixture using only what you need to achieve the desired consistency for you gravy.  Make sure you continually stir your gravy mixture at the same time. Mushrooms are optional, but they make a nice addition to gravy.

 

Crockpot French Dip Sliders June 5, 2013

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Here's a meal idea for you that's always a favorite in my home!  I usually use a 3 pound chuck roast, but get the size that suits your family's needs.  Geneoursly coat the roast in garlic powder & black pepper,  Place it in your crock pot. Pour in enough water, plus 1/2 cup powdered bouillon (I use Orrington Farms Beef Bouillon) to cover the roast in the pot. Pour in 1 can of mushrooms with the liquid.  Adding 1/2 cup of coffee will enhance the beef flavor  Cover and cook on your crock's highest setting for approximately 4-6 hours or until your meat is fork tender.  Shred the meat in the pot with a fork. About a 1/2 hour before I serve these, I slice an onion, and add it to the pot.  Let the onions simmer with the meat & it's juices.  Serve on french bread or sub rolls.  This is so easy, and so good!  Enjoy!French Dip Sliders