I fall deeper in love with my crock pot every time I use it. Not just for the time saving aspect it brings to getting dinner on the table, but also for the grocery budget cost cutting side to it. It takes cheap cuts of meat, and turns them into mouth watering masterpieces! The following are three dinners made from one 4-5 lb. beef chuck roast. The chuck roast will probably run you about $10.00, but since it makes three dinners, it's really a steal! All of the work is done the first night so for the subsequent two nights, your only job is to reheat. Enjoy!
For Night 1: Beef Pot Roast (shown above with a green salad and a fruit salad) from Fix it and Forget it Big Cookbook by Phyllis Pellman Good
4-5 lb. beef chuck roast
1 garlic clove, cut in half
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 carrot, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
1 small onion, sliced
3/4 cup sour cream
3 Tbls. flour
1/2 cup dry white wine.
1. Rub roast with garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker.
2. Add carrots, celery and onion.
3. Combine sour cream, flour and wine. Pour into slow cooker.
4. Cover. Cook on Low 6-7 hours.
5. Slice for dinner the first night. With the remaining roast, shred using two forks and split the shredded meat into two tupperwares.
6. Prepare dinner for Night 2 and 3 and place in refrigerator.
For Night 2: Pepper Beef Sandwiches
One tupperware with shredded beef from above
16 oz. jar of sliced pepperoncini peppers, mostly drained
Slices of your favorite cheese, pepper jack recommended.
To the tupperware of beef, add the jar of pepperoncini peppers and a little of the juice. Cover and refrigerate for Night 2. When ready to eat, reheat in the microwave. Serve on hamburger buns topped with your favorite cheese.
For Night 3: BBQ beef sandwiches
One tupperware of shredded beef from above
Bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
Add enough BBQ sauce to the shredded beef to make it saucy. Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat. When ready, reheat in the microwave. Serve the BBQ beef on hamburger buns.
Three meals for about $10.00 with minimum prep and minimum cooking. Can't beat that! Happy New Year everyone!