Sunday, January 31, 2010

Beef It's What's For Dinner!

Catherine and I have been on a mission to cook as many meals as we can at home. One of our favorite recipes is a slow cooked roast recipe that we found in a cookbook put out by one of our local churches. Everyone knows those church ladies know how to cook and this wonderful recipe shows just that. So tonight we tried to take pictures along the way so we could share this easy and delicious meal.

The ingredients you will need are:
  • 1 Beef Roast (we have tried different cuts, but haven't found one we like more than others)
  • 1 packet Onion Soup Mix
  • 2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup or Golden Mushroom Soup
  • 1 soup can full of water

Here is what you need to do.

First brown your meat. We put some Season Salt, Pepper, and flour on the meat and then put it into a dutch oven with a little oil in the bottom. Once one side is brown (about 3-4 mins) turn it over and hopefully it will look like this.

Once the roast has browned remove it to a plate.

This step is optional, but we poured a little red wine into the pan to loosen up all of the wonderful brown bits stuck to the bottom.

After you get all those pesky bits off the bottom of the pan, add the mushroom soup, can of water, and onion soup mix. we also added a few sliced mushrooms to the mix.

Next put the roast back into the pan. Like this.

Then push the roast to the bottom of the pan and make sure that the roast is covered in what will soon be the most wonderful gravy you have ever had.

Put this in the oven at 300 and cook for as long as you can, at least three hours. You can also add some vegetables into the pan during the last hour of so of cooking. We added some sliced new potatoes to ours.

For many this would be all they would want for dinner but we also had some cornbread and Catherine's amazing dump cake. This is another great recipe that only has three ingredients. 1) one box yellow cake mix. 2) your favorite pie filling. 3) butter, and a lot of it. All you do it put the pie filling in a pan, the put the dry cake mix on top, and finally cover the top in little globs of butter. Then cook at 350 until the top is brown.

The cornbread as it is baking in the oven.

The dump cake with a big scoop of Blue Bell Vanilla right on top!

If any of you readers out there have any good recipes that you would like to share, please comment and leave us your favorites.

1 comment:

  1. Looks good enough to eat right off my comp screen! Love that pot by the way!!