When it comes to the challenges of putting on a Sabbath Feast each Saturday night, the biggest help I have found is to keep the menu simple. Once I find something that is easy, stress-less, and delicious, I serve it up regularly, and so far no one has complained. I love cooking things that the men in particular love because they are so expressive about their joy when they fill their plates. My seven-year-old grandson is just like the rest of them. When he arrives, he always comes barreling into the kitchen, gives me a hug, and then starts reconnoitering the kitchen to see what’s coming. It blesses me no end!
So here is my latest easy-peasy roast-in-a-crock-pot-with-loads-of-gravy recipe that I brought back from Bekah’s kitchen. I think I will call it Oxford Roast with Gravy.
Rub down a roast (nothing too specific here…this week I bought two chuck roasts to fit in my big crock pot) with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Brown it up in some hot olive oil on the stove. Remove to the crockpot. Using the leftover oil in the pan, stir up some sliced onions and garlic until tender. Put them on top of the roast.
Then combine one can of cream of mushroom soup, 1/4 cup red wine, 2 T. worchestershire sauce, 3/4 c. hot water, 1 T. beef bouillon granules. Pour that over the roast, shut the lid and let it cook 8 hours on low.
When you take it out, you will have loads of gravy material. Strain out the onions and thicken it with some flour and water and you will have a jug full of delicious gravy to send around with the potatoes.
5 thoughts on “Oxford Roast with Gravy Galore”
Sounds wonderful!! I love crockpot recipes – I just don’t have enough of them.
This sounds great To make the gravy even easier, don’t strain the onions, use a hand blender (not a hand mixer, but the milkshake kind of blender) to puree the onions in the broth. A hint from my sister the chef.
This works well with other veggies such as carrots and celery and makes a thick, rich, more nutritious gravy. If someone has a wheat allergy, you can make a thick gravy without flour, if you have enough vegetables to blend.
That looks super yummmm… similar to the “pot roast” my mother used to make on winter Sundays. I will definitely have to try this one- maybe next Sunday:)
This definitely sounds like my kind of menu! I will be printing this one out asap! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Hi Nancy! I just finished putting the whole thing in my crockpot…..what fun! I equate making a crockpot meal to playing as a youngster…when you are done you get a whole new creation…..it’s better than playdough!