Electric Skillet Roast Beef

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

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Kathie Carr Recipe
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North Liberty, IN (pop. 1,896)
Member Since Jul 2010
Kathie's notes for this recipe:
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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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.

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user 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!
user 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.
user Diane M. dinee - Jan 25, 2012
I love chuck roast...it reminds me of Sunday dinners:) thanks!
user 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!
user 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:)

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