Roast Beef with Onion Gravy

    I love my crock-pot when I’m having a busy week.  It’s so nice to prepare a meal before work and have it ready to eat when I walk in the door.  This roast beef with onion gravy was one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made in the crock-pot and only has a few simple ingredients.

    The sauce thickens up in the pot and makes a nice dark brown gravy.  It’s perfect for a hearty winter meal.  I served it up with mashed potatoes and used the gravy on them as well.  The beef was super tender and there was enough left over the next day to make roast beef sandwiches with gravy.

Roast Beef with Onion Gravy (adapted from A Taste of Home Cooking)
1 (2-3 pound) beef roast
1 onion, sliced
1 packet onion soup mix
3 c. cold water

1 T. cornstarch

salt and pepper

1.  In a crockpot combine the onion, onion soup, and water.

2.  Put the roast in the crockpot and season with salt and pepper.  Cook on low for 8 hours. 

3.  Remove 1 cup of the gravy from the cockpot and mix with cornstarch in a saucepan on medium heat.  Boil for 3-4 minuntes and serve over top of the beef.

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