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Simply Good Beef Roast

This beef roast recipe is a tweak to my grandmother's traditional one. I not only removed the allergens from this beef roast, but I transferred it to a crockpot to cook so that I could walk away from it. I usually prepare this recipe early in the day, put it in the crockpot; and by dinner time, we have a tender, flavorful, meat dish everyone in my family can enjoy.

It has been super-challenging to find beef dishes that everyone in my family can eat. No one wants to eat plain, tough meat; and most sauces, broths, and soups used in meat dishes contain several added allergens. My grandmother always made a delicious beef recipe that was full of flavor, super tender, and a favorite with the family. So, this recipe hack takes her traditional recipe, removes the allergens, but keeps the flavor and tenderness intact. She would usually cook her beef dish in a Dutch oven, and if you have ever cooked in a Dutch oven before, you know that it takes food flavor to the next level. You can still use one, but I promise the crockpot method is just as good!

Simply Good Beef Roast


  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms (for Fodmap-friendly, use oyster mushrooms or leave out)

  • 2 Tbsp garlic-infused olive oil or regular olive oil

  • 2.5-3 pounds of bottom round or top round beef roast (whatever is on sale!)

  • 1/2 cup of beef broth (1/2 tsp beef bouillon in 1/2 cup water) - we love the organic Better Than Bouillion brand

  • vegan cream of mushroom soup (recipe follows)

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • carrots, sliced potatoes (optional)

Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp of garlic-infused olive oil

  • 2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1 Tbsp chives

  • 2 cups of nut milk or dairy-free milk

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

Beef Roast Instructions:

  1. Spray crockpot with cooking spray and add 2 Tbsp garlic-infused olive oil or regular olive oil to the bottom of the pot.

  2. Tenderize beef roast using a mallet or kitchen hammer until beef appears flattened and is more flexible.

  3. Add 1/2 cup of beef broth to bottom of the crock pot, then place beef roast on top with fat side facing up.

  4. Pour 1-2 cups of vegan cream of mushroom soup over beef (use all 2 cups if you have a bigger size roast or want additional gravy).

  5. Season with salt and black pepper.

  6. Add carrots and potatoes on top and season with salt and pepper as well.

  7. Cook on high 6-8 hours or until beef can pull apart easily with a fork.

  8. Top with leftover gravy in crockpot and serve.

Cream of Mushroom Soup Instructions:

  1. If using mushrooms, add them to the garlic-infused olive oil in a saucepan. Sauté over medium heat for 10 minutes or until all of the juices are gone.

  2. Combine olive oil, milk, chives, salt, pepper, and cornstarch together in a bowl until the cornstarch has dissolved completely.

  3. Add mixture to a saucepan along with mushrooms (optional) and cook on medium heat until sauce begins to thicken (about 5 minutes).

  4. Remove from heat and use immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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