Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Crockpot Recipe and Giveaway Link!

I was checking out what was  "new"  this morning and saw that Michelle over at Raising LittleWomen is having a Giveaway from cookware.com! The winner has their choice of this:
OR this:

I sure could use a new crockpot! I use mine almost every Saturday. I usually put a roast in and let it go all night. When we come home from church it's warm and falling apart.  Lately, my crockpot seems to cook on high no matter what setting it's on. :( I didn't realize you could "burn" something in a crockpot, but you can!
Since I'm linking to a crockpot giveaway, I thought I'd share our favorite crockpot "recipe". It's so easy it's hard to call it a recipe, but it sure is good!
Super Easy Crock Pot Roast
1 good sized roast (I've used chuck, bottom round, and even london broil when on sale)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 soup can full of water
1 package brown gravy
half of a medium onion, sliced
1/2 to 1 tsp. minced garlic (the jar type)
salt and pepper to taste
Spread the garlic over roast and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Brown the roast on both sides along with the onion in a dutch oven. While it browns mix the cream of mushroom soup, backage of brown gravy and can of water in the crockpot. When the roast is sufficienctly browned, put it in the crockpot, Leave the dutch oven on the stove and pour in a 1/4 cup (+or-) in to the hot pot allowing the brown "drippings" to sizzle off of  the bottom. Stir and add more water if necessary to get it all up. Pour over roast. Cover and let roast cook on low all night or day. Before serving thin gravy with a little water if necessary.  Excellent served with Mashed Potatoes!
Tuesday'sTip: Watch your grocery stores' sales flyers for meat sales. They seem to rotate every 4 to 6 weeks. If possible, buy several roasts to hold you over til they go on sale again. Put them in freezer bags before storing in the freezer. The packaging from the store isn't meant to protect and keep them fresh for more than getting them home and cooked.
Tip 2: I try to buy a little larger roast than what we will eat and then save the leftovers for BBQ sandwiches later in the week. If there is only a small amount left, I will freeze that in a freezer bag with some BBQ sauce  and wait for more roast leftovers. Then I put it all together, with a little more sauce, warm it up and serve on buns.

Linkin' this up to Tasty Tuesday!

PS Michelle has a hamburger bun recipe  on her blog too. Homemade buns  would go great with the leftover BBQ. Check it out when you enter her give-away!

1 comment:

  1. I miss those Sunday afternoon dinners!:( I actually bought a roast from harry's...I just may need to try out your recipe for myself:)


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