Roast Beef for Two

For this delicious meal for two, make caramelized onions in a skillet and cook herb-rubbed beef in a slow cooker.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 6 hours 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 2


  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1⁄2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1⁄2 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1⁄2 tsp. crushed rosemary
  • 1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 3⁄4 lb. bottom round roast, excess fat removed
  • 1⁄4 cup beef broth
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced


  • Heat oil in a skillet. Add onions and cook on medium, stirring frequently, until very brown, but not burned, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, stir the pepper, fennel seeds, rosemary, salt, and oregano. Rub it onto all sides of the meat. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Place the roast in a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Add the onions, broth, and garlic. Cook on low for 6 hours. Remove roast and slice.
  • Serve the slices topped with the caramelized onions.