I’m weird. I’m not gonna lie. But when I realized that I could use a blender bottle for something, I got pretty excited and had to share it!
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I’m not the world’s best cook – and I’m certainly not the best maker of beef roast. But in needing a different recipe (because I like variety and trying new things!) a coworker friend gave me her super simple recipe:
- A packet of Lipton French Onion Soup Mix
- A packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing (dry)
- A packet of beef gravy (dry)
- Add roast, veggies, packets, and some water to a crock pot and cook
It was pretty awesome!
But I was always forgetting to get the packets from the store and I was looking for ways to shave a few bucks off our grocery bill, so I found “DIY Recipes” for the packets of seasonings and went to work combining them all and reducing any ingredient that seemed excessive (like two tablespoons of salt, or four of parsley) and came up with this.
It does not include the buttermilk powder required for the Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing because that is not something I keep on hand, and considering the price and frequency of my using it, I just left it out, and things turned out fine. Sometimes I’ll add a dash of the “real stuff” because I do keep a bottle on hand for other recipes.
Now for the blender bottle! I usually put my seasonings in some sort of container with a bit of water and whisk together before adding it to things – I don’t like having to fumble around for the globs of seasoning to break them up; or, as much as I love garlic, suddenly bite into them and get a whack of garlic powder. But whisking things I tended to make some sort of mess as it splattered out of the container (because why would I choose a bigger container to do this in?). In comes the blender bottle! Self contained and I can pour right from the bottle! Plus – it annihilated all those glumps of seasonings and flower in no time flat!
I use a blender bottle similar to this one and at 20 oz it does everything I need. If you want a bigger (32 oz) bottle, try this one.
And a note for garlic – I LOVE my Pampered Chef garlic press. I can’t imagine having to mince garlic by hand and the cleanup is pretty simple. It has made putting fresh garlic in recipes a breeze!
So here ya go – enjoy! Let us know if you try it and how you like it or any changes you’d make by telling us in the comments! Check out the YouTube video, too, and stay tuned for more “blender bottle hacks” by subscribing!
Beef Roast with Blender Bottle
An awesome, simple beef roast recipe had me finding DIY options to reduce grocery bills and pull seasonings from my pantry.
Credit: JCT Rustic Homestead
- 2-3 pound roast
- 1/4 c flour
- 2 tb beef bouillon granules such as THIS
- 32 tb parsley flakes
- 2 tb garlic powder or 3-4 fresh cloves minced
- 2 tb onion powder
- 1/4-1/3 c onion flakes
- 2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp celery seed
- 4-6 cups of water, or enough for water to be at least half way up roast
- Potatoes, carrots, or other desired vegetables
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