Sunday, December 2, 2007

Roast n' toast (more of that 'man food')

Yup, that's what it is. Roast beef, on toast.

The best part about this particular dinner is that at 3 pm, I had no Idea what I was gonna make, so I took a 5lb beef roast out of the freezer and it was ready to eat by 7.

To make this magic, you will need

  • A frozen beef roast (anywhere from 3-6 lbs). (I really don't recommend pork for this, because 'slight underdone-ness' may be an issue)
  • A slow cooker with "High" setting (4 hours)
  • Beef soup base.
  • 1 onion
  • 3+ cloves garlic
  • Gravy mix (or cornstarch)
  • Pepper & Salt to taste.
  • Whole wheat bread.
Take your frozen roast out of it's wrapper, plunk it in the crock pot. Add the garlic and onion (cut the onion in quarters), Salt and Pepper, and prepare 2-3 cups of beef soup base according to package directions, use hot water. Add the hot soup base to pot, put the lid on and go away for 4 hours.

When you come back, your roast will be done. Remove from cooker, and using a regular saucepan and some of the liquid from the cooker prepare gravy mix (according to package instr.) or add 3-4 heaping tablespoons of cornstarch to 1/2 cup of COLD water. Heat the liquid from the cooker in a pot to simmering, and slowly pour in the cornstarch mix- stirring constantly. Continue heating until thickened, and season to taste.

Toast up some bread (rye bread is really good for this) and slap on some sliced roast and spoon on the gravy. mmmmm.

Oh, and you might want to eat a carrot or something. lol

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