For the meat and potatoes man this crock pot recipe for roast beef is a winner. It has lots of beef and hearty vegetables. The best part is how easy crock pot cooking makes this to prepare.
Serve this with hot buttered rolls for a fantastic homemade roast beef dinner.
Roast Beef Crock Pot Recipe
3 lbs. beef, cubed
1 lb. bacon, cooked, reserve grease
1 lb. onion, chopped
1 lb. carrots, chopped
1 lb. celery
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 bottle red wine
Salt & pepper
1. Cook bacon in a large skillet, then remove (leaving grease).
2. Coat the beef cubes in flour then brown in the bacon grease.
3. Remove beef from skillet to a platter.
4. Saute all the vegetables with garlic in the bacon fat then remove and drain the pan.
5. Mix together the beef, bacon, the vegetables and half the bottle of wine.
6. Add salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Cook on low 8 – 10 hours.
Sides to Serve with Roast Beef
We've already suggested serving this meal with dinner rolls, but if those aren't your fancy then we've got other suggestions for you!
- Sweet potato fries. French fries are delicious, but they can also be unhealthy. Sweet potato fries are a much better alternative, and they're delicious! Your kids will love them, and they're healthy, too!
- Roasted vegetables. If frozen mixed vegetables are getting boring for you, then try roasted vegetables instead! This is a great way to change things up, while serving something that fits with roast beef and that's healthy.
- Green beans. If you want to serve just one vegetable, green beans are a great option. They're very healthy, and will help ensure your family meets their daily need for vegetables. If you have picky eaters, try putting them in a casserole.
- Yorkshire pudding. This is a bit of an unusual suggestion, but it definitely works! If you're making this roast beef for a nice dinner, or you're looking to impress. then try making some Yorkshire pudding!
- Baked potatoes. You can't go wrong with a good baked potato. Offer a lot of different toppings to make a baked potato bar, or just go with classic sour cream.
- Crispy potato wedges. If anyone in your family is craving fries, but you want something healthier, then crispy potato wedges might be just the right option. You can still dip them in ketchup, or whatever your favorite condiment is!
- Sweet potato casserole. If sweet potato fries aren't your thing, then try some sweet potato casserole! This sweet and savory dish is sure to be a hit with everyone in your family, and it isn't too difficult to make.