I always knew when my mom was making roast beef. As soon as I walked through the door, I could smell onion, garlic, mushrooms, beef and love. Roast beef is my dad’s favorite meal and my mother spoils him with it frequently. Eating this meal is like being embraced with a hug. It’s warm, comforting and leaves you happy. I hope you enjoy this meal as much as I do.
Roast Beef Dinner
5lb Sirloin Tip Roast
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can cream of chicken
1 envelope of Lipton onion soup mix
2 Tbs Worcestershire
2 Tbs Lemon juice
salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder
optional mushrooms and onions
Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 275 F. Prepare your ingredients by combining cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, onion soup mix, Worcestershire and lemon juice in a bowl. Pat roast dry with paper towels. Generously season roast with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the roast on every side in roasted garlic grapeseed oil or extra virgin olive oil on medium high heat in a pan that is both stove top and oven friendly. Once the roast has that beautiful golden crust, add the mixture. Optional: add mushrooms and onions. Transfer pot with tightly fitted lid to oven and cook for 4-5 hours until done. Serve with veggies and potatoes. Enjoy!
Notes: I prefer grapeseed oil, specifically the roasted garlic grapeseed oil, for searing. It has a higher smoke point than extra virgin olive oil. Plus the flavor is out of this world. I get mine from Oil and Vinegar.
Use a pot with a lid that can go from stove top to oven. If you don’t have one, it should work in a crock pot. If you use the crock pot, let me know how it turns out! If using a crock pot, I would let it cook on low for 6-8 hours. I personally use a pot like this one except mine is 6 1/2 quart. I bought my Fontignac (made in France by the same company that makes Staub) in 2010 from Bed Bath & Beyond and have loved it ever since. I use it all the time! As long as you take care of your cooking equipment, i.e. hand wash, use only wooden utensils, follow proper heating guidelines etc then it will last and be just as good as other name brands. I also like the design under the lid which actually serves as self-basting waves. Pretty cool, huh? However, I’ve read good reviews about Lodge dutch ovens. And Lodge is made in the USA! Whatever you choose, Lodge, Fontignac, Le Creusut or Staub, take good care of it and it will take good care of you! 🙂