I am not a big red meat eater, but my hubbie and four boys love it. It had been awhile since we'd had a roast, so I decided to make one on Sunday. I got this recipe for crock pot roast beef from my friend Audrey a few years ago. Crock pot meals are perfect for crazy days at our house! Plus, I love that the roast makes its own gravy. One less pan to wash. Woohoo!
The roast is definitely best cooked on low for several hours. When I let it cook in the crock pot for 10 hours, the meat turns out so tender that it is falling apart. I can't even get it out of the crock pot without it falling all to pieces. So yummy! For these photos, I forgot to start it in the morning, so I had to cook it on high. It was still mighty tasty, but not nearly so tender. So plan ahead!
Easy Crock Pot Roast Beef
3 pounds beef roast (I like Sirloin tip)
Pepper to taste
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup water
Brown meat in a small amount of oil on all sides. Sprinkle with pepper and place in a crock pot. Dump the onion soup mix on top, then add the mushroom soup. Add the water to the pan you browned the meat in and use a whisk to get up all the drippings. Pour over the top of everything in the crock pot. Cook on High for 4-5 hours or Low for 8-10 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes.