Thursday, August 18, 2011

Roast Beef

I am in the process of cooking the quickest roast I've ever tried.  My Mama always cooked them in the oven and hers always tastes better than mine.  I always threw mine in the crock-pot.  Now if this confession isn't the epitome of lazy, I don't know what is...but there are sometimes I don't feel like getting the roast out of the freezer, thawing it, and stepping into the garage to get the crock-pot to bring it in.

This morning I got to thinking about that frozen roast in the freezer and how it would be the perfect thing for tonight's dinner.  Then I had a light bulb moment.  I wander.  I mean, I just wander, could I cook this in the oven frozen?

One phone call to my Mom at work confirmed it.  Yes.  Yes you can place a frozen roast in the oven and cook it.

No thawing.

No searing in hot oil.

No walking out into the garage to get my crock-pot.

Just a 9x13 pan, a frozen roast, and 1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix.

Now you already know this, but you always want to Pam your dish, especially when it is about to spend 5 hours hanging out in your oven.

Once I sprinkled the top of the frozen roast with a packet of the Lipton Onion Soup mix, I added 1 cup of water to the bottom of the pan and covered it tightly with foil.

I placed it in a 250 degree oven for 5 hours.

Girl, you know I'm gonna serve up a huge ol' bowl of mashed potatoes and even though it's Carbapalooza we're having sweet corn with it and even though I don't have a white gravy boat we'll be having brown gravy made from the pan drippings.

I hope you have a frozen roast you can put in your oven for 5 hours to enjoy!  Lipton Onion Soup Mix is the key to the most amazing flavor.

1 comment:

Amy said...

We always make ours frozen like! Add a can of Campbells GOLDEN Mushroom soup and it is to DIE for!! soo good!