Special Roast Beef with Almonds
Slivers of toasted almonds, stirred in at the last minute, add a pleasant crunch to the savory gravy that forms while the beef is cooking.
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
3 to 4 pounds beef tip roast
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 (10.5-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup apple cider
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
- Combine flour and pepper. Rub half of flour mixture on one side of beef tip roast. Turn beef; rub with remaining flour mixture. Brown beef in oil in Dutch oven or large oven-proof cooking pot.
- Mix cream of chicken soup, cider and onion soup mix; pour over beef. Cover and bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until beef is tender, about 3 hours.
- Remove roast beef, slice and place on serving platter. Stir almonds into the gravy and serve with beef.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.