Saturday, February 03, 2007

crock pot

Karen asked for more crock pot recipes. Here is one that I am almost embarrassed to post because it is just pot roast. However, people always seem to really like it made this way and ask for the recipe.

1 beef roast, smallish
1 envelope dried onion soup mix
2 envelopes brown gravy (separate use)
parsley (optional)

Empty onion soup mix and 1 brown gravy into a pie plate. Mix them around. Cut pot roast into about 1/2 inch slices. Dredge pot roast slices on both sides with soup/gravy mix and place in crock pot. Cook on low for 8-10 hrs, until roast is very tender. Make up other gravy packet according to package directions in a sauce pot. Carefully transfer roast from crock pot to serving platter and cover with tin foil. Empty juice from the crock pot into a bowl. Remove excess fat from top of juice with a couple paper towels. Stir about a cup of the juice into the gravy. If desired, thicken with a couple teaspoons of cornstarch in water. If desired, add some chopped parsley to gravy. Pour some of the gravy over the pot roast and reserve some to pour on potatoes. Garnish pot roast with sprigs of parsley.

If I am making a largish pot roast, usually because missionaries are coming over, I make a lot more gravy.

It occurs to me that many of you will see this on Fast Sunday. Oops! Sorry.

1 comment:

amity said...

I like this, my mom taught me the onion soup trick!

Here is a good crock recipe, also good for large crowds:

buy a big pack of porck chops, 12-15 is fine, and bone in is good.

Layer them in a crock pot. IN between each layer put sliced onions, sliced and peeled apples and a little brown sugar. Salt and pepper to taste.

Add a cup of apple cider to the pot and let cook all day.