Beef Roast for Company

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 16, 2010

Company is coming for dinner.  And all you can think about is…do I have enough $$$ in this week’s budget to make a nice meal for our dinner guests??!!??

If you’re on a tight budget, but want to splurge a bit…to make a nice meal for your friends…but not without compromising your budget!  Here you go…

This could be a meal in and of itself…but with a side salad, it’s complete!

Ingredients
2.7 lb beef round roast ($5.90) On sale $2.49/lb.
6 medium white potatoes ($.80)
2 onions, cut into quarters ($.40)
4 large carrots ($.40)
1 tsp of green spice…basil or oregano or Italian seasonings or combo ($.05)
1 tsp garlic powder ($.05)
Salt and pepper
1 can of diced tomatoes ($.19)

Side salad with tomatoes and dressing ($2)

Directions

1. Place beef roast in roasting pan with fat side up.  (I did not sear this roast, but would highly recommend that for a more moist beef.) Add quartered potatoes, onions and carrots around the roast.  Sprinkle with green spice, garlic powder, salt and pepper.


2. Insert meat thermometer.

3. Pour can of petite diced red tomatoes over the roast. Place lid on roasting pan.

4. Roast at 325 for 2-2.5 hours, or until meat thermometer reads how you want your roast done.

  • 140 degrees – Rare
  • 150 – Medium Rare
  • 160 – Medium
  • 170 – Well done

5. Prepare salad.

6. Serve Beef Roast, Potatoes, Carrots with Side Salad.

Cost $9.79

Serves 6-8 adults

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Megan February 17, 2010 at 10:18 am

That looks great. I cook mine like that but I put it in the crockpot and instead of diced tomatoes and seasonings, I blend up a can of beef stew with a little water to thin it out and pour that on top. It turns into this wonderful gravy. I’ll have to try it your way next time,

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Alta February 17, 2010 at 11:03 am

Wow, you found beef roast on sale for less than $3/lb? I would’ve made that for company too – that’s cheap for beef. Sounds yummy!

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom February 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm

@Alta,

I know it! It’s a rare price, so I jumped on it!

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