Basic Roast Beef Recipe
- 1 beef rump roast or bottom round roast ( about 3-1/2 pounds)
- Salt and pepper
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups water
- 1. Place beef, fat side up, on rack in a roasting pan. Season with salt and pepper; top with onion slices. Add enough water to pan to cover the bottom. Bake at 350° for 3-1/2 hours or until tender. For gravy, mix flour with water; stir into pan drippings, cooking over medium heat until gravy has thickened.
- 2. First Day: Pot Roast. Place peeled carrots and halved peeled potatoes in with the roast during the last 1-1/2 hours of cooking.
- 3. Second Day: Sweet-and-Sour Beef. Heat chunks of leftover beef in sweet-and-sour sauce and serve over cooked noodles. To make sauce, saute 1/2 cup chopped celery and 1/4 cup chopped onion in 2 tablespoons butter until tender. Stir in 1 tablespoon flour. Add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup water. Stir until slightly thickened.
- 4. Third Day: Beef Stew. Heat gravy and chunks of beef in a pan, along with leftover potatoes and carrots.
- 5. Fourth Day: Beef over Rice. Heat leftover beef and gravy and serve over cooked rice.
- 6. Fifth Day: Meat Pie. Place leftover meat chunks, gravy, peas and carrots in pie plate. Top with you favorite pie crust or biscuits. Bake at 350° for 30-45 minutes or until crust is golden. Yield: 14 servings.
Reviews for Basic Roast Beef
"Excellent recipe; I probably would cook it just a little less than the time listed...I also made the Day 2 sweet and sour beef and that was also very good and very easy."
"Good basic recipe."
"Simple to make, came out perfect. Highly recommend."
"this is a good and simple recipe. I use garlic powder also and 2 bay leaves. Instead of flour for the gravy, I use cornstarch. No lumps in the gravy that way."
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.