Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Easy and Yummie Roast

This is a very simple recipe that everyone from my children to my 80 year old grandparents enjoy!

If you use a large roast, you may want to double the sauce recipe. I like to use the cooked sauce/gravy to top my mashed potatoes! YUM!

1 Beef Chuck Roast (any beef roast will do...the leaner ones will slice nicely and the fatty ones will fall apart and become shredded)

1 plastic or aluminum oven bag (usually found in the saran wrap aisle)

1 packets of Lipton dry onion soup mix (1 box)

1 cans of whole cranberries

1 small onion chopped

1 cup red wine (merlot)*

Flour the bag (follow instructions that come with the bag)

Place roast in bag

Simply top with ingredients as listed…no need to mix or stir

Do not add any additional salt or pepper

Cook in a 325 degree oven for 3-3 ½ hours.

You could also try this in the crockpot. (I have not tried this yet)

Serve with either mashed or roasted potatoes

*you may substitute non-alcoholic red wine if you choose.

according to the alcohol should burn off to less than 5% retention during cooking, since this will cook for over 3 hours.

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