One of the hardest things I’ve encountered as a wife and mom is finding easy to prepare meals that everyone likes that are healthy and do not come in hot dog form.
And if I ever find one, I will share it with you. *grin*
But I have come pretty close! Allow me to share this incredibly easy, practically instant recipe I found that has become a family favourite.
(Please excuse the lack of photos today – as soon as I’m done posting this, I’m off to get it ready for us for supper tonight. I didn’t think you needed a picture of a raw hunk of beef!)
What you need:
- slow cooker
- beef roast appropriate to the size of your family (if you want, you could make a big one and freeze half for later)
- dry french onion soup mix – one package
- box beef broth (I use no sodium to make up for the french onion soup mix)
- optional can of beef consomme (I use it if I remember to pick it up, but I don’t really miss it if I don’t)
- buns (toasted if desired)
What you do:
- Place roast in slow cooker 7 to 8 hours before you plan on eating supper. It can be totally frozen.
- Pour in beef broth, beef consomme (if using), and french onion soup mix. Add enough water to cover the roast half way.
- Cook on low for 7 hours. Turn off your slow cooker and let stand for half an hour.
- Pull the roast apart with two forks – it should easily fall apart.
- Strain out the onions and save the broth for au jus dipping sauce.
- Pile beef on buns, serve with au jus on the side, along with your favourite side dishes (we love homemade fries and/or fresh veggies).
See? Easy peasy. I love that I can throw this together in just a few minutes and go about my day while our supper is cooking. Plus, the house smells yummy all afternoon. I love that.
What is your favourite easy supper to serve your family?