Mama's Roast Beef Recipe
You can adjust the cooking time to make this same roast beef recipe in either the crock pot or a pressure cooker and either way it will be fork tender and delicious!
Whether you chose to use a slow cooker or a pressure cooker, this recipe will turn out great. Either one will save you lots of time. The pressure cooker will only take about an hour but the slow cooker will fill your house with that wonderful smell of roast beef throughout the day.
Here's what you are going to need:
5-6 pound beef chuck roast
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 envelope Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix
3 cloves of garlic
homemade beef broth
, or 1 can beef broth
1/4 teaspoon pepper
For the gravy
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
Cut each clove of garlic in half. Cut 6 slits 1/2 inch deep into the roast and place 1/2 clove of garlic in each slit. Brown the beef on both sides in a saucepan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat.
Pour the beef broth in the bottom of a crock pot or pressure cooker. Put the browned beef into the pot and sprinkle the top with the Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix and pepper.
Cover and cook:
Crockpot: 8-10 hours on low heat
Pressure Cooker: 1 hour after pot comes up to pressure.
For the gravy:
Skim the fat from the broth. Pour the broth into a saucepan and bring to a boil. In a cup, mix together 1/2 cup of cornstarch and 1/2 cup of COLD water. Stir broth while slowly adding cornstarch mixture a little at a time until gravy reaches the desired consistency. Boil and stir 1 minute.
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