Cooking in your crock pot doesn’t have to be bland just because it’s easy. I have shared this recipe especially with my niece in mind. She is about to enter the world of living on her own for the first time. She’s young and learning how to and what she likes to cook. Here you go Ashley, this will fill your stomach while warming your soul.
Ingredients: Serves 4 people dinner, or 2 dinners for a couple
- 2 1/2 to 3 pound Beef Chuck Roast
- about 1 cup red wine
- about 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 4 small russet potatoes, peeled
- 3 raw carrots, cut in half or thirds
- 1/2 red onion, cut into 4 wedges
- kosher salt
- ground black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly minced
Place the chuck roast in a gallon zip lock bag, add the red wine and Worcestershire sauce. Let marinade in the refrigerator over night. (I usually put this together the night before)
The next morning, place the potatoes, carrots and onion in the bottom of the crock pot. Top with the chuck roast and don’t forget to pour all the marinade that is left in the bag into your crock pot. Season both sides of the roast with a generous amount of kosher salt and ground black pepper. Toss in the roughly minced garlic, cover and cook all day long on the low setting. For me that’s 9 to 10 hours. At the end of the day the meat may look like it’s cooked hard as a rock, but you’ll be amazed how tender and flavorful it actually is.
This meal is very budget friendly. The meat was only $8.00. So just under $11 dollars for a meal for four or 2 meals for Mark and I. Add a loaf of my Beer Bread and for us the meal is complete.