Recipe by Bev
Remember sitting down to Sunday supper of a platter heaped with potatoes, vegetables and meat - all covered with a rich gravy? This recipe for the crock pot makes an old fashioned Sunday Supper a cinch!
Top Review by ClassyMarySue
I don't usually like wine in recipes, so I used i cup of water and beef bullion instead. I think the onion soup flavor is a little too much, next time I think I'll use less than the two whole packages. The meat was very tender, and the vegetables were all good and well flavored, they needed nothing extra. Good recipe.
- 1 (2 1/4 ounce) box onion soup mix (2 envelopes)
- 3 1⁄2 lbs rump roast, trimmed of fat
- 2 lbs small red potatoes, scrubbed and halved
- 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
- 2 stalks celery, sliced
- 7 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic pepper seasoning
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 1⁄2 cups zinfandel or 1 1⁄2 cups other fruity red wine
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can beef broth
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
Directions See How It's Made
- Place contents of both of the dry soup mix envelopes in a small baking dish.
- Place the roast in the dish and rub or pat the dry soup mix all over it.
- Place half each of potatoes, carrots, celery, and garlic in crock pot.
- Season with half each of the garlic pepper and thyme.
- Tuck the bay leaf into the vegetables.
- Mix together 1 cup of the wine and the broth.
- Pour into the crock pot.
- Add the roast and scrape any dry soup mix left in the baking dish on top.
- Cover the meat with the remaining vegetables, garlic, garlic pepper and thyme.
- Cover and cook on low 9-10 hours or until the meat is tender.
- Remove the meat to a warm serving platter.
- Remove and discard the bay leaf.
- Scoop out the vegetables with a slotted spoon and scatter them over and around the roast.
- Cover with foil to keep warm.
- Pour the juices into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil on top of the stove over medium-high heat.
- Whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup wine and flour until well blended.
- Stir into the juices in a the saucepan and cook stirring constantly, until the gravy is thickened and the flour has lost its raw taste, 3-5 minutes.
- Pour the gravy over the meat and vegetables and serve.