Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Angie at " Adventures In Homecooking " Has Another Winner

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love my crockpot. I also happen to love beer. When I saw this recipe, I considered throwing it together right away and eating it for Monday morning breakfast. Why? Because I have some major issues that need to be addressed. But I digress.This is really good, and really simple. Ridiculously simple, in fact. I almost hesitate to blog it because it isn't really cooking, and there isn't even any preparation involved, just dump it into the crockpot before work, set the timer, and come home to deliciousness. This is PERFECT for a weeknight meal, or for busy moms, or for people who like to sit at home all day and smell dinner cooking. In fact, you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry right now, unless you don't like which case, I don't think we can be friends anymore.
Beer-Cooked Pot Roast2-3 lb. chuck roast (or your favorite pot roast type-beef)
Salt & pepper
2 envelopes Italian dressing
mix1 envelope onion (I used onion and mushroom) dressing or soup mix
1 T. garlic powder
2 bottles light beerLight
Season beef with salt and pepper. Throw it in the crockpot. Pour in the Italian dressing seasonings, followed by the onion soup mix. Top that with the garlic powder. Pour in the beer (resist the urge to take a swig if you're leaving for work soon). Cook on low for 8-10 hours.That's it. No, really. That's it.Notes:
I have a large crockpot, which comes in super for big parties and dinners, but not so for dinner for two. Because of this, I usually top the meal with a piece of foil to fake out the roast. It doesn't work perfectly, but it's saved many a crockpot meal in the Frazzoo house.
This comes out amazingly tender and perfect. It's almost unreal.
Some reviewers said they used a dark beer and then made gravy and the gravy was bitter. I stuck with light beer because that's what we had on hand, but a nice Guiness would be great here.
We gobbled this up. It's perfect for busy nights and busy people. Life is good.
Hatsm off to Angie over at Adventures in Home Cooking.....this is a winner .
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Have a great day.
Aunty Pol

1 comment:

kleinwort said...


I'm reading the recipe. My mouth is salivating. I'm getting more and more excited. Tasty, efficient...

Sreetching breaks!! WTF???? LITE beer??????

Whew! Redeemed by the Guinness afterword. For a moment I thought we could no longer be friends.

I will not address the glaring contradiction present in my belief that there is no problem with some of the other ingredients, which are purely better living through chemistry.

I'm old, I'm crotchety and I don't have to explain why that's OK but lite beer is just wrong.

On hand was it, Aunty?? I fear for your soul but I love you anyway. (Of course this may explain why I have a lemon head on an orange body! If I'd stuck to lite beer...)