Mediterranean Beef Pot Roast & Vegetables

Ingredients

3 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast
8 red potatoes
1/2 pound baby carrots
4 cloves garlic, whole, peeled
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in water
2 tablespoons water
chopped parsley

Directions

In slow cooker, place potatoes, carrots and garlic. Rub beef roast with rosemary, salt and pepper; place on top of vegetables. Add water and wine. Cover and cook on low 10 to 11 hours or until beef and vegetables are tender. Remove pot roast; trim fat if necessary. Arrange pot roast and vegetables on serving platter. Cover and keep warm. Just before serving, carve pot roast across the grain into thin slices. For gravy, strain cooking liquid; skim off fat. In small saucepan, combine 2 cups cooking liquid and cornstarch mixture until blended. Cook and stir 1 minute or until thickened. Garnish beef and vegetables with parsley; serve with gravy.

Wine Braised Turkey Breast

Ingredients

1 whole boneless turkey breast (about 3 pounds)
1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 large clove garlic, thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup Madeira wine
1 tablespoon honey
1 to 2 ounces dried mushrooms, such as Porcini, soaked in 1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with with 2 tablespoons cold water

Directions

Take turkey breast out of wrapping and netting, and rinse under cold water; pat dry. Place turkey breast in slow cooker/Crock Pot; add onion, thyme, garlic, salt & pepper, wine, honey, and mushrooms with soaking liquid. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. During the last 30 minutes pour liquid into a container to skim excess fat, if desired, and return broth to pot. Stir cornstarch mixture in and continue cooking until smooth and thickened.

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Ingredients

4-5 lbs Pork Butt/Shoulder
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon dried oregano
4 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 large onion – sliced thin
BBQ Sauce (optional)

Directions

Combine all ingredients except onion in bowl, rub onto pork. Place onions and pork into crock pot. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours. Shred pork with 2 forks, add BBQ sauce if preferred. Cook on low additional 30-45 minutes with BBQ Sauce.

Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Ingredients

2 lbs ground beef
2 cup oatmeal or cracker crumbs
2 egg
1 large onion or 2 small onions, diced
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 cup ketchup, plus extra for topping

Directions

Mix together all of your ingredients in a bowl. Spray your crock pot with cooking spray.

Press your ground beef mixture into your crock pot and make a groove down the middle. Top with as little or much ketchup as you desire.

Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.