Sunday is the perfect day to slow cook something delicious in the oven, especially during cold weather season.
The oven warms the house. Delicious aromas fill the air. And when it’s all said and done, you have a hardy meal to sit down to and enjoy.
Yesterday I prepared a beef roast with gravy. Just a few easy steps and allow the oven to do the heavy lifting for you.
-1-2 lb beef roast, cut into large chunks (I used bottom round, but recommend you use whatever is on sale)
-2 T olive oil
-1 med onion, chopped
-2 large cloves garlic, minced
-2 cups beef broth
-2 T whole wheat flour
-3/4 cup milk
-salt & pepper to taste
-heat olive oil in dutch oven, add onions and garlic, cook until soft
-move onions to the side, add beef and brown on both sides
-pour in beef broth
-pop in 300 degree oven for 2’ish hours
-remove from oven, scoop beef chunks out of liquid and set aside
-return dutch oven to hot burner and bring liquid to a boil
-whisk together flour and milk, and slowly add to boiling liquid, stirring constantly
-allow mixture to thicken, add salt and pepper to taste, then return beef to dutch oven
-drop heat to low, cover and finish cooking while you prepare the other side dishes for this meal
That’s it! I’m guessing my actual time commitment to this dish was about 25 minutes, total, including the bits of clean-up I did for the initial and then finishing prep work.
Wishing you a wonderful week!