Simple Supper Mondays, Volume 1: Steph's Tasty (and simple) One Pot Dinner | Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom

January 26, 2009

Simple Supper Mondays, Volume 1: Steph's Tasty (and simple) One Pot Dinner

For me, nothing compares to coming across a "Keeper" recipe - a recipe that is SIMPLE and DELICIOUS. A "Keeper" recipe in my house is one that I can keep on a rotating menu throughout the month (if it's good, even more than once or twice a month!) without us getting terribly sick of it.

A big bonus to a "Keeper" recipe would be if it is a recipe done in a slow-cooker. I am a BIG fan and advocate of slow-cookers. What's not to like about throwing a bunch of good things into a pot first thing in the morning, and having dinner ready to eat at 6?? Talk about simple! I utilize my slow-cooker 2 or 3 times a week. As a stay-at-home Mom, this is SO key for me. I can only multi-task so much!

I'd like to do my best to pass along good and simple recipes on Mondays. Partially, this is selfish - it's like an online cookbook for me to look back and use when I'm stuck for something good. Partially, it's for any humble soul who should happen to stumble across this humble blog and find a "Keeper" recipe to prepare for his or her family.

So, if you find this blog, like the recipes, and happen to come back from time to time, I hope this serves to provide you with plenty of good ammo for Dinner. Also - PLEASE feel free to share with me some of your recipes - I am always looking for more (preferably SIMPLE) - and I can, in turn, share them on the blog with other blogger friends! (

Without further ado, Simple Supper Mondays:

Simple Supper Mondays

Steph's Tasty (and Simple)
One Pot Dinner

  • 2-4 lb eye round of beef, chuck roast or any bottom cut of beef
  • 1 packet of Lipton's Onion Soup Mix
  • 1-2 cups of Red Wine or Water (I do 1 cup of wine and 1 cup of water)
  • 3-4 potatoes, cut into cubes (skinned or not skinned - either way, it tastes good)
  • 1 small bag of baby carrots

Pour the Wine/Water into your slow cooker. Add Onion Soup Mix, Potatoes and Carrots. Top with Beef. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Feel free to turn the beef halfway through the day if you desire. Enjoy!

** I originally used this recipe in the oven, putting all ingredients in an oven bag. I figured, if it tasted this good in an oven, why not try the slow cooker. This recipe is great in a slow cooker, as the beef falls apart and becomes SO tender. If you have leftovers, shred the beef with the gravy for Shredded Beef Sandwiches!


  1. My mom keeps a notebook where she plans dinners for two weeks in advance. This is nice, cause if you know where she keeps the notebook, you'll always know what we're having for dinner! At least once a month, she puts down four simple letters - "FFYS" This is meal simplicity at its best, it stands for "fend for yourself" ...she's happy cause she doesn't have to cook... we're happy cause we can eat WHATEVER WE WANT.
    I wish you luck in your blog endeavors!

  2. I like that comment about "fend for yourselves" - wow, that is one organized mom.

    Steph, I'm trying your crockpot recipe today. It already smells too good and is making me hungry. I substituted low fat pork for the beef to keep it weight watcher friendly. I'll let you know how it turns out.


Hey! Share a thought or two - I'd love to hear from you! ~ Steph

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