So tonight I made a beef roast. I was only able to go to one of my grocery stops and they had grass fed beef roast on special. So I bought a 2.5 pounder and decided to punt once I got home. Now we've been on this cooking journey for about 3 months now so I'm starting to learn a bit about different flavors and herbs that work together. It's fun to challenge myself and try new things.
So this is a "Mama Original" as my husband would say. It's basically dumping what we had from the fridge and putting it in the crock pot. ENJOY! We did!
1 bell pepper minced
2 tomatoes chopped
1/4 cup organic tomato paste mixed with 1/4 cup water
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
8 carrots, peeled and diced
1/2 yellow sweet onion finely chopped
1 fennel bulb chopped in big chunks
3 Tablespoons fresh minced parsley
2 Tablespoons fresh minced basil
salt and pepper to taste
juice of one lemon
1 lb. green beans
So I put the roast, half of the minced onion, and carrots in first. Then I put the herbs, tomato sauce mixture, bell pepper, etc...everything else on top of the roast. I cooked it in the crock pot on high for 4 hours and then did the last 2.5 hours on low. It literally fell apart. All the flavored melded together beautifully and my kids ate carrots and green beans! Hurray! I never knew what fennel was until this adventure but it's great!