Everyone does not want to eat seafood, ham or poultry during the holiday season. Especially if your a single person and simply hanging out with yourself…you still have to eat. Why not pop an small beef roast in the oven on 350 degrees, with sliced onions and carrots, prepare steam rice or pasta and saute vegetables or nuke in the microwave. Feel free to add potatoes, I did not have any to put into the roaster. By a store bought cake, sit back, sip on a glass of your favorite wine or beer. Just simply be thankful for the simple things in life.
The Roast is slowing baking on 350 degrees. Season with favorite seasoning, sliced fresh garlic, onions and carrots with at least a cup of water in the bottom of the pan to prevent the meat from drying out. Cover and bake until desire tenderness.
I really had a taste for beef stew. Add a jar of already prepared Heinz Homestyle gravy and herbs after about 1 hour of baking.
Add more fresh onions on top because onions cook down to nothing and I love onions…Cover and continue baking.
After about another 30 minutes of baking I had to peek at my roast beef creation because I really do have a love affair with cooking. Cover and continue baking.
Pour a can of slice tomatoes on top of the beef. I suggest you have the roaster on a flat surface pan to prevent the juices from spilling over into the oven. That can get really messy and the clean up is a drag. Cover and let bubble.
Put on top of a bed of egg noodles and serve with your favorite vegetable. Dinner is served. In the photograph above, the brocoli was nuked in the microwave for 4 minutes. This was a Sunday dish that was prepared within 2.5 hours. Could have been done sooner but I did not want the beef to be rare.
Since the oven was already hot, turn it up to 400 degrees and bake some biscuits. The complete roast beef meal cost under $10 and provide our household with 2 days of leftovers. Of course leftovers are determine by the number of people eating. This roast beef was purchased at Weiss on sale for 2 packs for under $12. My husband purchased it and an coupon was attached. He got really excited…I kid you not! It was totally worth the effort and the saving to eat out at a later date. Remember to use coupons at the grocery store.