Friday, August 3, 2012

Delicious Traditional Beet Pot Roast

The Tutubuddies and Fluffiefriends love using the crock-pot to cook food- it's delicious, can be done while at work or asleep, and it makes the house smell amazing- driving everyone crazy with hunger. Another great thing is anything made in the slow cooker can be easily frozen and still tastes incredible when reheated.

Here is a tasty, simple recipe for simply amazing beef pot roast made by Toby, the Fluffiefriend penguin.

You'll Need
Worcestershire Sauce
Smoke Sauce
Garlic Pepper (regular pepper will do too)
Onion Salt (regular salt will do too)
Garlic Salt  (regular salt will do too)

Take a hunk of beef- in this case a 3 lb rump roast. 

Don't trim the fat for anything cooked in the crock-pot- the fat adds flavor and it dissipates in the sauce- making it more thick and rich, without the unpleasant texture cooked fat usually has. 

Rub flour all over the beef. Don't throw away the excess flour- it can be used to help thicken the sauce. 

Pour a little bit of oil in a sauce pan- olive oil is really good for this. Place the beef in the hot oil. We don't want to cook the meat, just brown the outsides.

Drain the oil from the sauce pan (make sure you wipe off all the oil from the outside of the pan before placing it back on the stove!) and turn the stove on high. Sprinkle garlic salt or onion salt on meat and crisp-brown the outside of the meat. It smells amazing. Browning the outsides of the meat adds an extra delicious flavor to the pot roast.

Place pot roast in slow cooker. This time Toby was making the pot roast for Roast Beef Sundaes so he didn't add any vegetables. 

Some good vegetables for pot roast are: peas, green beans, carrots, radish, potatoes, mushrooms, chives, cloves of garlic, celery, ect.

Add enough water to cover the beef- in this case it was 3 cups. Add:
2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
2 Teaspoons of smoke sauce
1 or 2 Teaspoons of  steak sauce 
1 Tablespoon of garlic pepper
3 Teaspoons of onion salt
3 Teaspoons of garlic salt

Tutubuddies and Fluffiefriends love milk, so Toby added a splash of milk as well. 

Check your slow cooker settings for directions, but generally it is 8 hours on low for 2-4 pounds of meat or 5 3/4 hour on high. Again- this is perfect for a ready meal when you come home from work or a day out or for a hot, fresh meal in the morning. Though putting it in sure makes house work a lot more fun with the  smell of pot roast in the air!

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