I am not sure if I am naming this post correctly. For me it seems a little redundant. Crockpot Pot? I was thinking of moving the words apart but I think Crock Pot Roast may give someone a different idea. Could you just imagine if I misspelled it and named it Crack Pot Roast? Maybe I should and see how many hits this post would get…
Stepping away from silly puns I figured (finally) that I would tend to my husband a little (just a little). You see he has been very neglected lately, especially since my teen became a vegetarian. All of a sudden most of our meals contain no meat and he is forced to fend for himself. So when he found out what I was making he cried out “Yeah Pot Roast” and ate all of it, which I can’t say about a certain vegetarian for whom I have been making all those dishes now consumed by me or waiting for me in the freezer. Just in case you were wondering I am very well fed, thank you.
You will need : 1 Chunk Roast, boneless (3-4 lbs), 2 tbs vegetable oil, 1/4 cup flour, 2 tbs tomato paste, 1/2 cup white wine, 1 1/2 cups beef broth , 1tbs Worcestershire sauce, 2 med- large onions (2 cups sliced), 12 baby carrots or 6 medium sliced, 3 celery ribs, 6 garlic cloves, 3-4 fresh thyme springs, 2 bay leaves
Peel and Chop the onions, unless you decided to use mini pear onions because they are so good looking.
Clean and cut the celery and carrots. Since my fridge is always filled with mini carrots (my kids favorite snack) I decided to take the work out of chopping and just threw them in.
Peel and chop garlic
Heat up vegetable oil in the pan on med-high. Sear the meat on all sides, all meaning four. This will give the meat amazing crust and give the sauce more flavor.
This should take about 10 minutes. When finished place in a slow cooker (crock pot)
To the oil in the pan add 1/4 cup flour and cook for about 1 minute until slightly browned
add tomato paste and cook for 1 more minute.
pour in 1/2 cup of dry white wine and scrape the bits off the pan. Cook until liquid evaporates
Add 1 1/2 cups beef broth
and 1 tbs Worcestershire
bring the mixture to simmer
Pour on top of the meat
Top with chopped vegetables
3-4 springs of fresh thyme and 2 bay leaves
Cover and cook until tender, about 5 hours on high or 9 hours on low. Meaning you can get it ready, turn it on, got to work and come back a mouth watering comfort food. Especially now when it is getting cold everywhere and some people have even gotten snow, in October. Or you can turn it on high and spend your time playing Party Poker, now available even in Greek.