Sunday, February 7, 2010

Beef Roast

The prep time for this dish is realistically about 20-30 minutes. Then you let your slow cooker do the rest (about 6-8 hours).

I didn't get a chance to take a picture of the plate since we wolfed it down so quickly.


2.5 lbs beef roast (make sure the meat has plenty of fat in it)

1 red onion, sliced or chopped

3-5 garlic cloves, chopped

1-3 jalapenos, sliced or chopped

2 cans diced tomatoes

salt and pepper or seasoning salt
red wine (quantity will depend on the size of your crock pot)

First, brown the meat- season the meat and fry in oil in a pan on high heat for about 5 minutes on each side. This will seal the juices and will add flavor to your roast. When the meat is done, transfer it into the slow cooker, fat side up.

Add onions, garlic and jalapenos into the frying pan and stir for a couple of minutes.

Transfer them into the slow cooker as well. Then add the tomatoes and wine to almost cover the meat.

Cook on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 8 hours. The meat should come out tender and fall apart easily.

Serve over potatoes or pasta. I boiled several potatoes with skins, then cut them up in everyone's plate and put some sauce from the crock pot over them.

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If you haven't gotten a slow cooker yet, now is the time. You will use it. Just imagine coming home form work and smelling a fresh hot meal. Yes, your slow cooker can do the cooking while you are at work. Just combine all the ingredients before you leave, and when you return home your dinner will be waiting for you.


  1. What can I use instead of wine since I don't care for its taste?

  2. You can use beef broth, or some extra water and more seasoning instead. You can also use beer.

  3. This meal looks very very good. Even would tempt somone trying to cut down on red meat. You know dishes like this are very popular in Southwestern United State especially Texas, where they worship beef( but not so much to keep them from killing and eating it!). Maybe you shold take a trip to somewhere like Dallas, TX sample the restaurants and come up with some Tex/Serbian meals.

  4. First of all, I don't understand why anyone would try to cut down on red meat or any kind of meat. This meal was very tasty. I had some sauce left so I blended it and ate it with pasta. That was my version of vegetarian meal.

  5. Yes, that's what you ate on Saturday :)