Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hurry Up and Wait Beef Roast

So titled because you do everything in a flurry of activity and then wait while the slow cooker does all the hard work.


one 3-pound top round roast, cut into four large pieces
one onion, cut in half and sliced
six carrots cut into one inch chunks
three cloves of garlic, minced
one or two packages of whole mushrooms cleaned
2-3 tbsps vegetable oil
1/2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Thyme
2 Bay leaves
salt and pepper


Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat.
Dredge the pieces of beef in the flour and brown in the oil. Do not crowd the pan, you will not get good browning that way.

Put the browned meat into your slow cooker. Add bay leaves to slow cooker.

To the same pan add your onions and carrots. Saute 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic. Saute another 3 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper as desired. Add paprika and thyme. Mix all the ingredients well ensuring that you've deglazed all the pan drippings (add a bit of water if you need it) and add to the slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours.
Serve with buttered egg noodles or mashed potatoes.

1 comment:

  1. We are having this tonight for dinner. Yum yum.