Electric Skillet Roast Beef

Kathie Carr Recipe

By Kathie Carr kathiecc

10 Min
3 Hr

Grandma would only use her oven if she baked several items at one, like meat, potatoes and a pie or bread. In order to save money she used her electric skillet whenever possible.

This is her electric skillet pot roast. And its good.

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3 Tbsp
2 lb
round or chuck steak or chuck roast
1 large
onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
bay leaf
vegetables as desired (carrots, onions, potatoes, bell pepper, beans,celery, etc.)

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat electric skillet to 350 degrees and brown steak in oil. Add onion to skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Reduce heat to 250 degrees. Add water to skillet so that bottom of skillet is covered about 1 inch deep. Add bay leaf, cover and simmer for 2 1/2 hours.
Add any vegetables you wish. Chunks of carrot, potatoes, celery, onion wedges, etc. Add additional water if needed. Cover and cook for 30-45 minutes until vegetables are tender.

Serve with gravy made from skillet drippings.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Roasts

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Dana Ramsey DRamsey
Jan 24, 2012
Boy this brings back memories! Both my grandmother and mother would use an electric skillet. I really need to get myself one of them!
Carol Puishis capuishis
Jan 24, 2012
Oh, same here,,, this is the first way my Grandma taught me how to make a Chuck Roast. Great memories. Thank you.
Diane M. dinee
Jan 25, 2012
I love chuck roast...it reminds me of Sunday dinners:) thanks!
Dana Ramsey DRamsey
Jan 25, 2012
Me too Diane! I was always starved after Church and the smells would drive me nuts until it was time to eat. What happy times they were though! I miss my grandmother very much!
Diane M. dinee
Jan 25, 2012
I know! We'd walk in from church (we fixed ours in a crockpot) and the delicious smell would be overwhelming! My kids would anxiously help with setting the table:)