Place roast beef into the insert of your slow cooker. In a 2-cup measuring cup, mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour over roast beef and set the timer for your slow cooker. (4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low)
Once roast beef has cooked, remove from slow cooker with tongs into a serving dish. Break apart lightly with two forks and then ladle about 1/4 - 1/2 cup of gravy over roast beef.
Store remaining gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for another use.
NotesIf you prefer a more pronounced flavor, once the roast beef has been removed, use a fat separator on the gravy and then pour the gravy into a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until the gravy has reduced by half.
by John Chandler
1 pound sweet Italian sausage
3/4 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup minced onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
2 (6.5 ounce) cans canned tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
12 lasagna noodles
16 ounces ricotta cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In slow cooker, combine beef, bacon, onions, garlic, broth, strained tomatoes, wine, tomato paste, sugar, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and bay leaf.
Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 7 to 8 hours. Discard bay leaf. Using potato masher, break up beef until coarsely shredded.
Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
from Canadian Living
In large cast-iron or heavy skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel–lined plate. Discard fat.
In same pan, melt butter over mediumhigh heat; cook onions, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add ale and sugar; cook, stirring occasionally, until no liquid remains and onions are golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Stir in bacon.
Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.
Pour into slow cooker. Combine garlic, salt and pepper; rub all over beef. Place on onions; pour broth over top. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 7 to 8 hours.
Remove beef to cutting board; tent with foil and let stand for 10 minutes before
slicing. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Whisk cornstarch with 2 tbsp water; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 10 minutes. Serve with roast.
from Michael Smith
The Food Network
2 Tbsp of vegetable oil
1 blade simmering steak, boneless, about 1 pound or .5 kg
2 onions, chopped
1 knob ginger, rinsed well, unpeeled, sliced thinly
2 Tbsp of Soy sauce
1 10 oz can of beef stock
1 cup of orange marmalade
1 cup of orange juice
1 Tbsp of five-spice powder (optional)
1 bunch of cilantro
1 bag of baby spinach
1 cup of bean sprouts
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
1. Preheat the pot over a medium high heat then add the oil. Sear the steak on both sides until evenly browned. Add the onions and ginger and stir for a few minutes until lightly browned. If the pan starts to burn, add a splash of water and continue…
2. Add the soy sauce, orange juice, marmalade, beef stock and five-spice powder. Rinse the cilantro well then thinly chop the root end of the bunch, add to the pot. Reserve the leaves. Bring all the ingredients to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover with a tight fitting lid and continue simmering until tender, about 1 hour.
3. When the meat is tender enough, break it into smaller chunks. Split the spinach and bean sprouts evenly between four bowls. Stir the green onions into the broth then ladle into each bowl. Top with a sprinkling of the reserved cilantro leaves.
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