Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I Now Love Roast Beef cooked in the Crockpot, Finally!

I am always surfing the web for inspiration and recipes.  I came across an idea (I believe it was on Recipe Goldmine) that I felt dumbfounded by.  It was for a beef brisket cooked in the crockpot.  I went to the local grocery stores in quest for a beef brisket but could only find corned beef brisket so I bought a bottom round roast (I think about 3 lbs).  Here is the part that I was amazed by, the cooking instructions:

Sprinkle dry onion soup mix on all sides of the meat and wrap in foil.

WHAT?  WRAP IN FOIL?  Where's the liquid?  I took two pieces of foil and crisscrossed them placed the roast in the middle and sprinkled the dry soup mix on all sides.  Brought up and wrapped the first piece of foil and sealed and then the same for the second piece of foil.  Placed the meat in the crockpot and cooked on low for 5 hours.

After 5 hours, I removed the meat from the crockpot and placed on a cutting board.  I opened up the foil carefully and found that there was a lot of liquid in there.  I removed the meat from the foil and poured the liquid into a small saucepan and brought to a boil.  In a small dish, I made a cornstarch slurry (2 tsp. cornstarch to a little cold water) and stir until all of the lumps are gone, poured slurry into the saucepan and stirred until thickened. 

Cut roast and was tender and juicy and cooked to medium (I prefer a little pinker).  Next time I cook a roast I will use the meat probe, my crockpot has a probe which will cook it to a certain temperature and then switch over to warm.  I have the Hamilton Beach digital crockpot. 

I have never been satisfied with roasts cooked in the crockpot because they are so tender they fall apart but they are as dry as sawdust.  At last, I now love roast beef cooked in the crockpot!

Update (pictures):
Lay roast on top of two pieces of aluminum foil crisscrossed.

Sprinkle all sides with one package of dry instant beefy onion soup mix..

Wrap with top foil.

Wrap with second piece of foil.

Place foil wrapped roast into slow cooker seam side up.

Cook on low for approximately 4-5 hours.

1 comment:

  1. It depends on how you roast the beef and ingredients added to the dish.