Wednesday, September 22, 2010

set it and forget it

So like many of you I have a slow cooker that takes up a lot of space in my cabinet, but rarely makes an appearance on my counter top. Sometimes I even forget it is in there. Don't get me wrong, I have used it. But, I will admit it has always been for things like Rotel dip or bar-b-que cocktail weenies. And yes, I know you can make everything from breakfast to dessert in it - I just haven't. Well, nevermore...

As I have mentioned before I do cook meat for the carnivore. He has made his dietary choices and I have made mine. So, the other night when I was craving my spectacular spinach patties (that he wouldn't touch), I crawled on my step ladder and got that slow cooker out of that top cabinet to make my meat eater this really easy roast.

To make three servings you will need:
A small beef roast, about 2lbs.
1 cup of veggie broth
1 package of dried onion soup
3 cloves or garlic, peeled
1 large stem of rosemary
1 tblsp of olive oil
salt & pepper

Start by dusting off your crock pot - seriously, rinse it off if its been in the cabinet for awhile. Plug it in and turn it on low. Add in the oil and the garlic. Salt and pepper the roast. Place the broth and onion soup in the pot. Stir until mixed. Add in the roast and use a spoon to coat it with some of the liquid. Finally, top if with the rosemary stem. Cover and let it cook at least six hours.

Can I even tell you how fantastic my whole house smelled? The carnivore was salivating when he hit the door. And when I removed the roast, sliced it and served it with a bit of the juices - he could barely wait to dig in. Bonus - all I had to do was set it and forget it. More time to mix up and make those spinach patties for me!


  1. Yumm! Looks great! I'm actually slow-cooking dinner for tonight! This made me incredibly excited to get home!

    Doesn't the crock pot just make everything wonderful?!

  2. It really does. I just used it again to make cheesy ravioli. Soaking in red sauce all day - it was great! Post coming soon...

  3. Yum! Roast is a favorite in my house. I really like the idea of the onion soup mix... I'll try that next time.
    I have bean soup in my crock pot now. I use mine a lot, especially in the fall. And can I just say that I love that you are a vegetarian that can appreciate the smell of a good piece of meat :)

  4. Awesome this is such a brilliant idea, have to try this!


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