Hunk of Meat Monday: Crock Pot Beef Roast with Mushrooms and Onions

It’s a new year, and with that comes a brand new start to being on top of meals in the Beyer house. The crock pot is crucial for us to have a hot meal on a week night. Otherwise our hot meal would be frozen pizza and microwave meals too many nights.

The great thing about cooking a big hunk of meat on Monday, is that leftovers easily and quickly make meals for the following nights of the week. This crock pot beef roast was perfect for leftovers. And easy to make with lots of flavor.

I started with a roast that was 2-3 pounds. It was of course frozen, so I defrosted it in the microwave for about 8 minutes.

Then I grabbed my favorite steak seasoning and rubbed it on both sides of the roast.

I then heated up a large skillet and put about a tablespoon or two of oil in the skillet.

Then sear both sides of the roast for 2-3 minutes on each side. I also added Worcestershire sauce to the pan as I cooked the beef.

Then transfer the roast to the crock pot.

Keep the pan over a low heat and put an onion cut into 8 hunks on the bottom of the pan.

See all that flavorful goodness left on the bottom of the pan? I wanted to some how get that all captured. After a quick scan of the kitchen I noticed a half a bottle of red wine leftover from the previous night. I poured about 1/2 cup of the wine into the pan with the onions.

I quartered up around 8 button mushrooms and tossed them in the pan as well.

Cook the onions and mushrooms until all the bits are off the bottom of the pan.

Pour the mushrooms, onions and reduced wine over the beef roast.

Pour a can of cream of mushroom soup over top of the beef, onions and mushrooms. Follow up with one can of beef broth.

Cook for 8-10 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high. After the school and work day, play practice and ballet, this was a welcomed meal. I served it over top of some instant mashed potatoes. Yes, instant. I’m not super woman.

Can’t wait to see wait you all have planned for the new year in your kitchens!

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  1. Miz Helen says

    Hi Leah,
    Your Roast looks so good, I will have to try that recipe. I am sharing my Top 10 Recipes for 2011. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  2. Holly (2 Kids and Tired) says

    There is little in life that is better than a yummy roast. My favorite leftover recipe for roast is beef pot pie. Yum!


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