Here's a yummy recipe that involves a big beef roast, a crock pot, and very little work on your part! And believe me - it makes the BEST gravy!! So, yeah, you really need to make mashed potatoes with it. OK, so maybe it involves a tiny bit of work. =)
1 3-5# beef roast
1 packet Au Jus mix
1 packet Good Seasons Italian dressing mix
1 can beef broth
1 soup can water
Place roast in crock pot. Combine packaged mixes with liquids, pour over top, and cook on low 8 hours.