First let me say I do not like roast beef! But this was ok. I made it because my DH is a meat and potatoes man. He absolutely loved it! My DD did too. So, after 30 years of trying to make a roast they would eat, here it is! Thanks, for posting.
I made this recipe on 12/16/09 for mine and SO's dinner. I used the amout of flour called for, but changed how it was used. I took some of the flour and coated meat as the recipe instructed then sprinkled some seasoned salt and pepper over the meat, browned the meat in a bit of shortening before placing in the crockpot. And mixed the remaining flour with both mixes and water, poured over the meat and let the crockpot do it's thing :). After about 7 1/2 hours the roast was done,but the gravy wasn't as thick as we liked it. So, the juices were removed to a saucepan, added a bit of flour, and stirred over a low heat till the right thickness was reached.I served this with mashed potatoes and carrots. This will be made again. Thank you for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "
This was so good. Makes a wonderful, rich, flavorful gravy that hardly tastes as though it came from a couple of packets. Next time I'll double it, especially seeing that I can't resist tasting during the required cooking time. (It could explain why my roast wasn't quite as tender as I would've liked.) But I also may have used a cheaper cut of beef. A definite keeper, though!
Delicious! Very flavorful and tender. I added some potatoes and carrots to the crock pot for a one-dish meal! Thanks for sharing.
Well I'll be making this for years now too!! WONDERFUL and so very EASY. My DH told me to make sure to keep this in rotation for dinners. I was surprised by the flavorful aroma all thru the house and then the taste and moistness of the roast - well CONGRATS on a fabulous recipe!! Tagged for PAC Fall 2008.
I was pleased with this one. I only realized after i mixed all the packages with the flour that I only had a 2.18lb. chuck roast. I added some sliced onions and carrots in fear that it was gonna be too salty. Some pepper and 8 hrs later served over mashed potatoes. Was not salty at all. Very good!
I followed the recipe as written except I used top-round roast, cooked it on high for 4 hours, and turned it over a few times so all parts spent time in and out of the liquid. Superb! The beef had so much texture that, as another reviewer mentioned, it felt by fork that it might not be done, yet it turned out to be very tender. The gravy has a wonderful flavor and is thick enough to sit on baked potatoes that had been split open without all running off.
I made this recipe today and we absolutely loved it. The meat was so tender and the gravy was yummy. The only change I made was that instead of 2 cups water, I used 2 cups beef broth. Wonderful recipe that I will make again. :)
Absolutely delicious! It turned out really good and smelled sooo good. I made beef and noodles then next day by saving the gravy and adding some beef broth, noodles, celery salt and garlic salt. It was really good! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
How can something so easy be so good? Yummy. I added some steamed carrots. I also doubled the gravy mixture because we like lots of gravy. And it is very tasty gravy.