Friday, January 28, 2011

Rootin' Tootin' Chuck Roast

This one might sound like a hot mess, but don't let the odd ingredient scare you off. What odd ingredient you ask? Root beer! The soda gives a great flavor to the meat and the gravy is out of this world. This is a slow cooker recipe and you will need eight hours on low to cook it, but all the ingredients can be mixed the night before stored in the fridge overnight, in fact I recommend it for the best flavor blending.


1 14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 cup root beer
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 T. crushed garlic 
3 pounds chuck roast  
Mix all ingredients and pour over roast in slow cooker, cook on low eight hours. When finished remove meat and make gravy.

Bring cooking juices to a boil on stove top. Mix 1/8 cup corn or potato starch with 1-2 T. cold water and pour into boiling juices while whisking. remove from heat and pour over roast or use a gravy boat.

My usual portion of meat for dinner, but I went back for more meat after the first taste!
Fall apart tender!
The in-laws were over for dinner and they saw how much gravy was leftover and asked to take some home to use on their dinner the next day!

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