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Celebration Roast

 Celebration Roast
This tender beef with its peppery brown gravy are sure to be a new favorite when served over noodles. It's an easy way to feed a group a hearty, satisfying meal. —Cindy Morris, Coyle, Oklahoma
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 beef top round roasts or beef sirloin tip roasts (3 to 4 pounds each)
  • 2 small onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3 teaspoons garlic pepper blend
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) bow tie pasta
  • CRACKED PEPPER GRAVY:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups milk
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons browning sauce, optional

Directions

  • Cut each roast in half; place two halves in a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  • Place the remaining halves in another 5-qt. slow cooker. Top each
  • with half of the onions, pepper blend, basil and salt.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large
  • saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, pepper and salt until
  • blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2
  • minutes or until thickened. Stir in browning sauce if desired.
  • Drain pasta; serve with beef and gravy. Yield: 16 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 6 ounces cooked beef with 1 cup pasta and 1/3 cup gravy equals 529 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 118 mg cholesterol, 470 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 49 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.