Friday, November 21, 2008

Three Beef Recipes for the Crockpot

I am a meat lover. I love steaks, roasts, burgers and even hot dogs. I also really enjoy cooking with my crockpot. You can put in the meat, in the morning and by dinner time it’s ready. I’d like to share three recipes for cooking roast in the crockpot.

Roast in Beef Broth

3-5 pound brisket
2 cans beef broth
1 cup red wine
Cut up onions and celery

Cook on low about 8 hours.

This is one of the simplest recipes, yet is very tasty. We have substituted a tri tip roast for the brisket and it also came out quite well.

Roast with Mushroom Gravy

2-3 pound roast
1 packet Lipton's Onion Soup mix
2 cans cream of mushroom soup

Cook for 8 hours on low.

Both of these recipes are so simple to make with only the few ingredients, yet full on flavor.

Roast in Beer Sauce

2-3 pound roast
1 package of Good Seasons Garlic Dressing
1 package of Italian (or Zesty Italian) Dressing
1 can of beer (do not use dark beer)
Cut up vegetables

Pour one envelope of the salad dressing in the bottom of the crockpot. Place the roast on top. Pour the other package of salad dressing over the meat. Add your cut up vegetables. Then pour the beer over the top. Add enough water so that your crockpot has enough liquid in it, (I fill my crockpot about 3/4 full) Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

When you cook a roast all day in the crockpot it becomes very soft, so the cut of meat you buy is not important. If there is fat on the roast, I trim it off before putting the roast into the crockpot. Watch for sales at the store on roasts.

When we cook roasts in the crockpot, we add onions, celery, carrots and sometimes baby potatoes or red potatoes. The potatoes can be pierced before cooking. They then absorb in the liquid. If you like bell peppers, consider adding red or green bell peppers to your recipe.

Enjoy these very simple yet delicious recipes.

Audrey :)


Shelley K. said...

This recipe looks easy and good. I love crockpot recipes:)

Please enter me in your tupperware contest giveaway.

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Terri said...

Thanks for commenting on chocolate covered cherry recipe :)

Roast in BEER? Have to try that.