Vickie’s Roast Beast Stew
Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Especially the ending when the Grinch is serving the ‘roast beast’ for dinner. The name was the inspiration for my own roast beef concoction. A delectable beef stew to calm any beastly appetite.
This slow cooked roast beast is best prepared in a large crock pot and cooks over night. There’s little you need to do during the slow cook. But boy does it fill the house with a delectable aroma. I think it’s perfect for those cold snowy days, when you crave something warm in your tummy. And it’s easy to make, which leaves more time for sledding and snowball fights.
- 20 minutes to prepare, but you’re going to cook it in a crock-pot for 12 to 18 hours. That means starting the cook time early in the morning to have it ready for dinner.
- Or the easier method, start preparation at 9pm, cook it over night until dinner the next day.
- If you use the over night method, you’ll have to check it several times during the day to add water.
- 1 Large roast
- 1 small onion
- 1 teaspoon celery salt (you can use 5 stalks of celery cut into small slices instead)
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- 2 Bay leaves
- 5 large potatoes
- 1 large bag of frozen cut green beans
- 4 raw carrots (optional)
- Dice the onion, cut the celery and slice the potatoes into cubes and mix together in a large mixing bowl.
- Add bouillon cubes and 1 bay leaf.
- Spread 1/4 of this mixture on the bottom of the crock-pot.
- Turn the pot on medium.
- Cut any large layers of fat off the roast, then place it on top of the mixture in the pot.
- Place the remaining vegetable mixture around and on top of the roast.
- Add the 2nd bay leaf
- Add enough hot water to cover the top of the roast and vegetables.
- Cover and cook.
- After 6 hours of cooking, you will need to gently stir the mixture with a large ladle. Add additional hot water as necessary to keep the mixture covered.
- You can add your favorite raw vegetables, such as broccoli, mushrooms, or whatever you’d like to include.
- Consider using beef broth in place of a cup of water
- If you’d like a little tang with your stew, add a ¼ cup of your favorite BBQ sauce.
- Serve Hot with dinner rolls or biscuits