Monday, January 16, 2017

Sunday Roast on a Snowy Day in January




What do you do when it is a snowy Sunday?
 

 
You get out a really nice piece of beef called an Eye Round and cook it in a Crock Pot!  First you brown all sides  in olive oil in a typical stainless pot.
Turn the roast with a cooking fork to brown all sides.  This cut of meat is bullet shaped so the fork makes the browning easier.
When all sides are browned and the meat's juices locked in the roast remove from the cooking pot and place on a platter.
Take out the Crock Pot.

 Take out a jar of red sauce and prepare a cup of coarsely chopped onions.
With the leftover olive oil in the cooking pot, brown the chopped onions.
 Here's a little tip for saving time and money.  When onions and celery are on sale, or you have chopped too much to use for a recipe, place each in their own bag and freeze.  Amounts of onions and celery can then be added to  soups or casseroles.
 Brown the onions.
 Add to the Crock Pot.
 Add the browned roast .
Add a jar of prepared tomato sauce to the Crock pot.
 I prefer Tomato Basil sauce.
 Add a cup of tap water to the empty sauce jar and swirl.
 Add the watery sauce to the Crock pot.
 Add salt and pepper to taste.
 Chop off the ends of fresh green beans.
 Place in a vegetable steamer.
 The Eye Round roast cooks on the high setting in the Crock pot for most of the day.



Slice and place on a serving platter
 When the beans have steamed for a few minutes serve with mashed potatoes.
 Use some of the red sauce as the gravy.
Perfect dinner when it is snowy.