Can you believe that this week marks the LAST week of September? Autumn has arrived (although last week’s temperatures would make one believe otherwise), cold nights are in the 7-day forecast, and October is literally around the corner. This means we’ve all survived the start of another school year, as well as the premieres of all our favorite television shows (some good starts, might I add!).
I’ve shared 6 recipes with you over the past 6 weeks, encouraging you to cycle them in a bi-weekly (or tri-weekly – whatever works for you) to make busy weeknights easier in the kitchen. I hope you are enjoying the recipes, and that despite being busy, you are well fed!
This recipe came to me from my step-mom. It was insanely easy and SUPER tasty. I call it my One Pot Meal, because it’s a roast with the gravy and all the veggies thrown in. All you need to do is grab a loaf of crusty bread to sop up the yummy gravy, and your meal is set. This was originally an oven recipe, utilizing an oven bag to cook the roast over about 2 hours. With my fast-paced life, I had to simplify, so it is now a slow-cooker recipe (of course! Did you expect anything less from me?!?). I throw it all in the crockpot first thing in the morning, and it’s ready to go right at dinnertime. My husband particularly appreciates the leftover red wine!
Steph’s One Pot Meal
• 2-4 lb eye round of beef, chuck roast or any bottom cut of beef
• 1 packet of Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix
• 1-2 cups of Red Wine or Water (I do 1 cup of wine and 1 cup of water)
• 4-6 red pototes cut into cubes (skinned or not skinned – either way, it tastes good)
• 1 small bag of baby carrots
Pour the Wine/Water into your slow cooker. Add Onion Soup Mix, Potatoes and Carrots. Stir it around to combine. Top with Beef. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. If liquid gets low, add another cup of water or wine. Feel free to turn the beef halfway through the day if you desire. Enjoy!
** If you have leftovers, shred the beef with the gravy for Shredded Beef Sandwiches the next day!**
This meal is actually cooking in my slow-cooker as we speak. I wish blog posts could convey smell, because the aroma in my house is mouth-watering! Enjoy this recipe! I’ll add 2 or 3 recipes into the rotation for 2 week’s worth of recipes, which gives you a great selection for your rotation! After that, look for some desserts, sides and holiday dishes to add to your (virtual) recipe box!
Have a great week!
You can read more about Steph’s life and recipes at her personal blog, Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom.