Every year, as long as I can remember, my brother Greg would request pot roast for his birthday meal. Cake was an afterthought. It was that beef roast he craved.
Tender shredded beef served with mashed potato cratered mounds filled with thick gravy created from the drippings, and meat juice infused carrots, that cut with a fork. It was like balloons, streamers, and pin the tail on the donkey sliding out of the oven. A party of flavors my brother never wanted to deviate from.
But a good roast can satisfy in so many other ways. One of my family’s favorite recipes, shredded beef burritos. We simply shred the leftover roast and then let it simmer on low covered in salsa and chili seasoning. After 45 minutes, we slap the beef on tortillas with cheese, sour cream, and more salsa, for a Mexican delight. Or the beef can be cubed and added to country cut hash browns for a quick hardy breakfast.
But my favorite leftover pot roast dish, is a simple cold roast beef sandwich.
A little mayo, slice of cheese, and lettuce on wheat bread, now that’s a party to me.
Birthday Crockpot Roast
For Top Round, Bottom Round, Chuck or Tri-Tip
Leaner grass fed beef roasts will need a little more crock time. If you put it in before work it should be fork tender when you return home.
I browned the onion halves in olive oil before adding them to the crock after reading a roast recipe @ThePioneerWoman
2 ½ - 3 lb grass fed beef roast
½ C Red cooking wine
1 TB Worchester Sauce
1 t salt
2 t cracked pepper
1 t Thyme
3/4 C beef broth (or water and a beef bouillon cube)
2 large onions
Carrots to your heart’s content
New potatoes quartered or smaller russets peeled (I boil these separate for mashed potatoes)
All goes into the crock pot and then slow cooked all day on low. The juices make a wonderful gravy*.
*Ladle-out 2 cups of roast juice into a sauce pan. Add a corn starch slurry (Using your fingers,
knead out lumps after adding 1/4 C water to 1 TB of corn starch). Whisk into roast juices while over
medium-low heat. Keep whisking and the heat on until the gravy thickens. If it doesn’t thicken enough
to your liking, make a little more slurry to add in.
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