27 January 2011

Stupid Easy Beef Roast

You need:
Beef roast, (you would want at least 3 lbs, but 5 or more is probably better)
Dry onion soup mix – any old kind – I get no-name (I think you can get individual packs without buying package of 6)
Roast pan with lid

- Take the roast, put it in a roasting pan that has a lid. You can stick it in frozen if you want, just allow more time.
- Dump the package of soup mix over the roast. The mix will usually be salty, so don't add any more salt.
- Put the lid on. No water required as the cheaper cuts of meat are usually fatty.
- Cook low and slow. Depends a bit on size of roast. If 5 lbs, set at 250 degrees for 4-5 hours. If the meat is frozen, allow more time. Maybe 6 hours.
It’s pretty hard to screw up, since it’s not exactly precision cooking.

We used to pull it out when done, cool a bit, and use a couple of forks to shred the meat. Put it into a casserole dish, drizzle some of the drippings over to keep moist. You can put in the fridge and reheat in the microwave or stove top. Great on buns. Garnish with some slices of Vidalia onion, horse radish or grilled mushrooms, and some crudities for the side.

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