Yes, this is the first time I have made a roast. I always knew when my mom made a roast, the longer it cooked, the better it tasted. I called my mom to ask exactly what to do. As always, she gave me several wishy-washy answers since she doesn’t have a certain recipe. I semi-followed what she told me and threw in a little of my own flair. Once it was all said and done, the roast was really tender and my husband said I could make it again. Success! Now try it yourself.
- Beef Arm Roast (Any cut of roast may be used but arm is usually one of the most tender. I used arm roast from the beef we recently butchered so it was quite fresh.)
- 1 lb. Carrots (You can use baby carrots, whole carrots cut up, or canned carrots.)
- 1.5 Potatoes per Person (If cooking for 4 people, use 6 potatoes.)
- 1 pkg Onion Soup Mix
- 1/3 cup Water
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Place thawed roast in stone or metal dish with lid. (I used the Pampered Chef Deep Dish Baker which worked wonderfully.) Heat the water in the microwave for 2 minutes. Mix in the dry onion soup mix. Add raw carrots and potatoes to the dish then pour mixture over the meat, carrots, and potatoes. (If using canned carrots or potatoes, do not add to dish until 4 hours into the cooking process.) Place covered dish in the oven and bake for 5 hours.
Try making this recipe your own by adding additional spices or vegetables like onions and celery. You can also modify the cooking process by using a crock pot. If using a crock pot, you will need to experiment with temperature and time but I would recommend 8-9 hours on a low setting. Please try out the recipe and comment here with what you do to make it your own.