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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Roast Beef with Mushroom Onion Gravy

This inexpensive roast cook my way will melt in your mouth and you will never spend high prices on higher priced cuts of meats.

What you need
2 lb chuck Roast
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt and pepper (keep 1/2 tsp for searing meat)
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp marjoram
1 large onion quartered and sliced up(gives the meat flavor and great gravy)
16 ounces mushrooms white, cremini sliced in half(your choice)
1 clove garlic minced

How to make it:
First I want you to rub your roast with the olive oil all over well
Next I want you to salt and pepper it and rub that in, wrap it in a large zip lock bag or covered container and put in the refrigerator overnight or at least 6 hours to marinate.

Then next day
Get a large pot out and drizzle just a slight bit of olive oil in pot and get really nice and hot, once it's hot place your roast into the pot and sear it on all sides till it is nice and brown. This keeps the meat juicy and flavorful.
Once you have it browned well I want you to pour 3-4 cups of water over it, add the other spices and cook it for about 1 hour on medium low, then add onions cook another hour, just watch it that the juice doesn't all cook away, so not too high. If water cooks down, add a little bit if needed.
Now add your garlic and mushrooms and simmer this down so you have about half the water it should be nice and brown juice and smells delicious. This is how you cook a good roast.
Your roast should pretty much fall apart, and you're ready to make your gravy.
Remove meat from pot and mushrooms gently, (leave onion bits in pot), to a bowl and let the juices drain off well pour the extra juice back into pot and get boiling. Don't burn

For Gravy:
2 large tablespoons corn starch
1 cup cold water
Mix your corn starch and water in a cup stir to mix up and pour into your hot juice and stir well, reduce heat just a bit now, till it thickens do not let this burn now, you've make perfect gravy.
Put mushrooms and any onions that may have scooped up back into your gravy and stir just to coat well.
Serve your roast with mashed potatoes and serve your mushroom onion Gravy over.
Enjoy Good Food

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