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Celebration Roast

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours


16 servings

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
Celebration Roast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. 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.
  4. Drain pasta; serve with beef and gravy.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 529 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 470mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 49g protein.

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