Updated: Oct 6, 2020
Storage Life of Ingredients: One year
Roast beef and potatoes is my go to recipe for company. Everyone loves this meal and it is often requested with repeat guests.
Salt the bottom of a large skillet. Place chuck roast in the skillet and sprinkle it with salt, garlic salt, and pepper. Brown it on all sides.
If you have potatoes and carrots from your garden, fresh is always better. For an off season version, you can use canned whole potatoes and canned carrots. While the roast is browning, cut the potatoes and carrots into small chunks and place them in the bottom of the crock pot. If you are using canned, keep the potatoes and carrots whole. Place the browned roast on top of the potatoes and carrots.
Add the onion soup mix and brown gravy mix over the roast and potatoes.
Pour 2 cups of water in the saucepan you browned the roast in. Heat the water with the meat juices. With a spatula, scrape the meat juices off the bottom of the pan and allow them to mix with the water. You want all that good flavor in your roast. Pour the water over the roast. Place the lid on the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours.
Strain the meat juice into a medium saucepan. Heat on medium-high heat. Whisk together a cup of warm water and two tablespoons of flour. Pour the flour mixture into the meat juice whisking continuously for one minute. Season with salt, pepper, garlic salt, and a dash of kitchen bouquet. Let the gravy come to a boil, whisking occasionally. Serve with the roast.
Chuck Roast: To make this into a food storage recipe, purchase chuck roasts, repackage using a vacuum sealer, and store in your freezer.
Potatoes: Use fresh potatoes from your garden, or canned whole potatoes. Canned goods usually have a shelf-life of about 2 years. Always check the "best by" date on the cans since you don't know how long they have been sitting on the store shelves.
Carrots: Use fresh potatoes from your garden, or canned whole potatoes. Canned goods usually have a shelf-life of about 2 years. Always check the "best by" date on the cans since you don't know how long they have been sitting on the store shelves.
Onion Soup Mix: Onion soup mixes have a shelf-life of 12-15 months. Check the "best by" date on the package.
Brown Gravy Mix: Brown gravy mixes have a shelf-life of about 18 months. Check the "best by" date on the package.
Kitchen Bouquet: Kitchen Bouquet has a shelf-life of 12-18 months. Check the "best by" date on the bottle since you don't know how long it has been sitting on the store shelves.
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