Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs
Oh-So-Tender Roast with a delicious broth mixture that can be served "au jus" or thickened for a luscious, hearty gravy. Add carrots and potatoes (optional), and you have a one-dish meal that cooks unattended. The sliced roast makes tasty Roast Beef au Jus Sandwiches. For a second meal, make stew or soup from the leftover roast, carrots, potatoes, and gravy...perhaps adding a little wine or water if needed to get the perfect consistency.
- 3 lbs lean beef roast or 3 lbs venison roast
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can94% fat-free cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
- 1 cup cabernet sauvignon wine or 1 cup dry red wine
- 2 tablespoons very low-sodium beef bouillon granules
- 3 fresh garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons thyme leaves
- 1 tablespoon liquid hot pepper sauce or 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 (8 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
- 6 large potatoes, quartered (optional)
- 8 carrots, peeled and cut into 4 inch long pieces (optional)
- 3 -4 tablespoons cornstarch (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup water (optional)
- In crock pot, add soup, wine, bouillon granules, garlic, onion, mushrooms, hot sauce, and seasonings.
- Stir to mix well.
- Add roast.
- Turn crock pot on high and cook 4-6 hours or until meat is just tender.
- Serve with optional gravy, carrots and potatoes or cooked noodles or rice.
- OPTIONAL POTATOES AND CARROTS: In pot of water, boil potatoes and carrots about 15 minutes until almost done, but still very firm.
- Drain; add veggies to crock pot.
- Cook an additional 1-2 hours until roast and veggies are very tender.
- OPTIONAL THICKENED GRAVY: Remove veggies and roast from crock pot and place in covered dish to keep them warm while you make the gravy.
- Make a slurry by mixing cornstarch and water until no lumps remain. (Using cold water a little at a time will help you avoid lumps.).
- Use Method 1 OR 2 to thicken the gravy.
- Gravy Method 1: With crock pot on High, bring broth to a boil.
- Pour in the cornstarch slurry and stir to mix.
- Cover and bring liquid back to boil and boil until thickened, about 1 minute.
- Gravy Method 2: Pour broth mixture from crock pot into a saucepan.
- Bring broth to boil and stir in cornstarch slurry.
- Return to boil, boiling about 1 minute until broth mixture is thickened.
This is a great recipe for venison. I used steaks, golden mushroom soup, added sundried tomatoes and left out the veggies. It was a delicious sauce and the steaks tasted so tender.
Beachgirl this was a huge hit with the man, he ate half the roast himself! I did add two cans of mushrooms and I used an elk roast instead. The meat was so tender! I cooked it on low for 10 hours(while I was at work) and just threw everything else in. Great recipe!
Great recipe. I made this using a venison neck roast. I seared the roast first, let it cook a couple hrs in the crock pot then drained the fat.Then I proceeded to follow the recipe. I didn't use the bullion cubes everything else I left the same. I did add my carrots and onions to the crock pot while the roast was cooking. No need to add a thickener I found it to be thick enough on its own. Very good. This really imparts a great flavor in the venison.