Amish Lazy Day Tender Beef Roast Recipe Makes Its Own Gravy (6 Ingredients) by 30Seconds Food

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Amish Lazy Day Tender Beef Roast Recipe Makes Its Own Gravy (6 Ingredients)

We cannot imagine the Amish ever being lazy. But when they're taking it easy – according to many Amish cookbooks – they make this lazy day tender beef roast recipe

With just six ingredients and a gravy that makes itself, you could pull off this dinner recipe even on a busy day. What's better than that?

This savory Amish beef roast recipe includes the following ingredients: round steak, bread, celery, minute tapioca, onion and water. That's it! This easy, delicious recipe creates a rich and saucy beef that tastes amazing.

The budget-friendly ingredients bake up into a tender, mouth-watering meal that you can serve alongside your favorite vegetables or side dishes. Enjoy the Amish lazy day goodness!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours
Total Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 1/2 pounds round steak, cut into cubes
  • 2 slices bread, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1 tablespoon minute tapioca
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup boiling water

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Recipe Notes

  • Start with 1 cup of water and add more if you need to. 
  • Serve this beef recipe with rice, pasta and/or your favorite vegetables.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir to blend. Pour into a buttered or sprayed casserole dish. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. 
  2. Cover the ingredients with boiling water. Start with 1 cup and add more if needed.
  3. Bake in a preheated 300-degree F oven for about 1 1/2 hours. Serve with rice, pasta and/or your favorite side dishes. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 172

Total Fat: 4.2g

Saturated Fat: 1.3g

Cholesterol: 21mg

Sodium: 270mg

Total Carbohydrate: 22.2g

Dietary Fiber: 1.2g

Total Sugars: 4.7g

Protein: 10.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 69mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 189mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Mmm! So savory, and I love the simplicity of this recipe!
Comfort food yummy
Amazing recipe for fall and winter!
Christina DaCruz
The Amish lazy day roast looks yummy but doesn’t say how much boiling water to use.
Can someone please let me know. Thanks
Donna John
Christina DaCruz None of the Amish cookbooks specify how much water. You just need enough to cover and give it enough liquid to make a gravy. So I'd say not more than 1 cup. You can always add more, if needed, during cooking time or at the end.
Heather Holter
I would probably do this in a crock pot and use beef broth instead of water. I have stew mean but it's sirloin. We made the round steak from our half cow into hamburger.
Elisa Schmitz
Sounds delicious, Heather Holter ! I’m a fan of making recipes work for you with what you have or prefer. Let us know how it turns out for you!

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