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Best Roast Beef You Ever Had!

Updated on December 29, 2011
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

Beef... It's What's For YOUR Dinner!

If you are craving that amazing tender roast beef that falls apart with a fork and fills the place with an aroma that drives everyone crazy until dinnertime - this is it!

You don't need an expensive cut of beef either. This recipe works magic on chuck roast, bottom round, rump roast, sirloin roast - use any cut of beef you wish.

This is a fabulous recipe for your slow cooker or Nesco roaster - or a plain oven will do, too!

Once I came up with this recipe, I have never made beef roast any other way. It's just perfection every time. Bon Appetit!

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What You Will Need

One beef roast

Small jar of fresh minced garlic

1 large can beer - or 16 oz. Coke

Dry Onion Flakes OR 1 yellow onion, chopped

Thyme - fresh or dry



How To Make The Magic!

Chop 1 yellow onion and scatter in bottom of roaster. Place roast on top of onions. Pour 1 large can of beer OR Coke over all. Sprinkle about 1/2 tsp dry or a few sprigs of fresh Thyme over roast. Sprinkle with Salt and Pepper to taste. Scatter 2 tsp. fresh minced garlic on roast. Cover tightly and place in 350 oven. After 20 minutes of baking time, reduce heat to 250 and cook for as many hours as you have time for - I like at least 3 hours, 5 is better!

That is IT. No stirring, no checking, no anything. Just super-easy deliciousness!

NOTE: If you are using dry onion flakes instead of fresh onion, just sprinkle 1 tbsp of them onto roast with the garlic.

Just a Suggestion...

Add 3-4 peeled potatoes, 1 stalk celery and 3-4 carrots all cut up in large chunks to roaster during last hour of baking time.

What Do You Think Of This Recipe? - Come On, You Can Tell Me!

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The Most Important Things

Don't try to hurry the roast. The tenderness comes from long slow baking time. And don't ever let your roast go dry - if the liquid is getting low, add more beer or Coke. And drink the rest – what the heck, you deserve it!

Flavor Variation #1

I made this last night, with the usual seasonings but omitted the Thyme and sprinkled with McCormack's Montreal Steak seasoning. FABOO!! Totally different flavor and my hubby loved it!

Time-Saving Idea...

Use a larger roast than you will eat at one seating. Put leftover roast pieces, broth and veggies into a freezer container and freeze for up to 3 months. This freezes beautifully!

OR refrigerate the leftovers and a few days later, prepare my Beef Pot Pie recipe, coming soon!

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      nicolane 5 years ago

      As long as it is served with Yorkshire Pudding it is a winner.

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      kevkev227 lm 5 years ago

      Nice recipe...I'm thinking I could substitute wine instead of the beer or coke :)

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      I am intrigued that you can substitute Coke for beer.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Sounds pretty tasty to me - I love roast beef. :)

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      Gayle Dowell 6 years ago from Kansas

      Great recipe. Never thought about adding coke to a roast before. I definitely will try this one!

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      I love roast beef with veggies ... Once, we were out of celery, so left it out. It made a big difference - you could tell somethig was missing!

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      Susan300 6 years ago

      Yummy! :)