Long, slow cooking tenderizes lean cuts of meat. Other lean roasts you can substitute include round and tip.
1 (3-pound) eye-of-round roast, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 cups water, divided
1 (0.8-ounce) package brown gravy mix with onions
1 teaspoon cornstarch
How to Make It
Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat. Sprinkle roast on all sides with pepper. Add roast to skillet, and cook until browned on all sides; place in a 3 1/2- to 4-quart electric slow cooker coated with cooking spray.
Combine 1 cup water and gravy mix; pour gravy over roast. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Remove roast from sauce; cover roast, and keep warm.
Combine remaining 1/4 cup water and cornstarch, stirring until smooth. Slowly stir cornstarch mixture into gravy in slow cooker. Pour mixture into a 1-quart microwave-safe glass measure, stirring until blended. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring after 1 minute. Serve roast with gravy.
So easy, so quick to prepare and allow the roast to work for you all day while your working. Only difference I had was I used a regular brown gravy packet and added my own full onion to the mix. I oven roaster carrots and potatoes to round out the meal. Will do again for sure.
OK. Could you get more easy? I did add a large "pinch" of minced onions at the beginning as I only had the plain brown gravy envelope (rather than one with onions in it). The only other change that I made was to add a bit more salt at the end. I did include the starch addition, but I heated it up in a small saucepan rather than in the microwave. This was delicious! Super easy, and the gravy was not only awesome over the meat but over homemade mashed potatoes, too. Highly recommended!
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