This is one of my favorites to do and SUPER easy – you just need a great sale on beef roast and a crock pot. The sale this week for the “meal” deal was buy a roast, get carrots, celery and potatoes for free. THAT is a good deal when the roast is under $3 a pound!
Start with the celery – roughly dice one stalk. I cheat and leave the celery all in the bunch and cut across the ends four or five times. Just toss those cuts into the crock pot.
Now it is time for the carrots – peel 2 or 3 of them and then cut into “sticks” like you see here:
Toss them into the crock pot with the celery and then take 2-3 good sized potatoes. Your Jr Assistant can help you by washing them Peel them and dice like you see here:
Now that your veggies are in the crock pot, add a can of beer. My favorite brand is SALE. I only buy beer on SALE and use it for beer bread, pot roast, Cheddar/beer soup, white chicken chili, etc.
After the beer, add a 3-4 pound beef roast and put a packet of onion soup mix over it. This is what you will see (the veggies are underneath it):
Cover it, set on high for 1 hour and then drop to low for 6-7 hours. The house will smell fantastic, the the roast will be tender, and the veggies soft and flavorful! You can remove some of the juice to make a killer gravy!
**Save the leftovers, mix shredded pot roast with the left over veggies and gravy. Pour it into a pie pan and cover with a pie crust. Freeze. You now have an easy, yummy beef pot pie for the family to enjoy sometime in the next four months.
**Save the leftovers, mix shredded pot roast with the left over veggies, 1 cup frozen peas, 1/4 tsp curry powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder and the gravy. Serve a few days later as bee stew over fresh baked biscuits.
**Save the leftovers, put the veggies in a freezer container for future soup. Shred the beef and use in anything you would use ground beef in: tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chili, sloppy joes, etc.