Years ago I had a slow cooker, a very much loved slow cooker. This I know because, when I found it lying discarded on a dusty thrift shop shelf it had already seen better days.
While it was rather interesting to look at - as bright as orange as you have ever seen with a mass of flowers decorating the sides. It really was to small for my family to be practicable, living on a cattle station often meant I had the many mouths of Hungary ringers to feed. It eventually died, put a pot roast on one morning for the nights dinner, then went off to muster a paddock of cattle, came home late to no dinner. Broken!!
I then went for many years not owning another slow cooker. Then earlier this year sense prevailed me once again when I found this lovely on special. I already had a Target gift card & a Fly Buys voucher that I hadn't cashed in yet. So with all those small amounts added up I was able to buy this slow cooker for an outlay of only $29. What's more it's huge!! AND the sleek Stainless Steel is a far cry from my old 1970's orange horror.
So here is the pot roast recipe I tried to cook many years ago when my old slow cooker died.
POT ROASTED BEEF
1.5kg-2kg piece of Topside(remove outer fat)
1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
1tsp. Mixed Herbs
1/2 Cup Good Red Wine
(I say good because I won't cook with anything I wouldn't drink. Oh! by the
way I always add a good slosh more!! He! He!)
Wash, peel & slice your carrot & turnip/parsnip
Peel & finely chop your onion
Place you meat in the slow cooker with the veggies surrounding the meat
Sprinkle your herbs over the meat & season with salt & pepper.
Combine 1/4 cup water, tomato Sauce & the slosh of your good red.
Pour over your meat.
Put the lid on the cooker and sloow cook on the low setting for about 8hrs.
Then remove the meat & veg- Set aside.
Mix the cornflour with 1/4 cup water to make a smooth paste. Use as much of this as you need to make a gravy of the thickness you like. (don't forget to check your seasoning)
Yummy!! I always serve more veggies on the side.