Monday, April 4, 2016

Fuss Free Roast Dinner from Locally Raised Beef

Did you know that there is a great beef farm in Springville that supplies Wal Mart with locally grown beef from grass-fed cows? Jones Creek Beef raises their beef in a grass pasture with fresh air and open grazing to aid in the nutritional value of their beef. Here are some of the benefits from eating grass-fed beef:

Lower in total fat
Higher in Beta-Carotene
Higher in many vitamins

You can see so many more on their site. But, let's get to the best part: the taste. Do we have a great recipe for you to use so you can free up your time and not slave over the stove while still having a delicious meal -- whether it is Sunday dinner or during your busy week.

Fuss-Free Roast Beef (adapted from Taste of Home)

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 bone-in beef rib roast (4 to 6 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut up in tiny cubes
Combine the first four ingredients and rub all over the roast. Place into a slow cooker and dot with the cubed butter. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

 Wha-La! You've got dinner on its way. You can add the potatoes and carrots in later if so desired. Our family likes mashed potatoes cooked on the stove, but we thicken the juices to make a gravy to pour over it. If you do want some drippings, I would suggest adding some water to the pot when you start to cook the roast. 

Jones Creek Beef is such a friendly company. They'd like to show you around their farm. They welcome anyone to come tour their area -- a great idea for little ones who are curious about cows. Field trip? 

Check out their site and pick some up at Wal-Mart next time you're in. You probably didn't know grass-fed beef was so accesible.

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