Saturday, October 19, 2013

Slow Cooker Oriental Roast

 Good morning friends! This is about a week late, since we had this for dinner, but I wanted to get this posted. I am using the slow cooker again today to make Chicken Cacciatore and if it turns out as delish as it looks, will post that one tomorrow. Last week, I bought a beautiful roast at the grocery store, and knew I was going to make a pot roast. I know some of you are traditionalist and would go the route of the normal beef stew type of meal, but I am kind of getting tired of that and wanted to try something different. I decided to go oriental in flavor. I had all of the vegetables needed (your usual beef stew culprits) it was just the broth that I needed to concoct. Whenever Dave or I make an oriental dish, we will usually throw a bunch of ingredients together for the sauce and make something up instead of using just your soy sauce or teriyaki. The resulting roast was fantastic. I cooked it long enough that it fell apart and I ended up shredding it, and I served it with linguini (unfortunately I did not have any low mien). Hope you all enjoy!

1 2lb beef roast
3 carrots, sliced
1 onion, sliced
3 celery ribs, sliced
½ cup white whine
½ cup soy sauce
¼ rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp garlic chili sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp ponzu sauce
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp minced ginger
1 tbsp sesame oil

Set the slow cooker to medium and 9 hour cooking time. In a large pan, bring 1 tbsp olive oil up to heat. Sear the roast on all sides until browned. Place the roast in the slow cooker. Deglaze the pan with the white wine. In the slow cooker, put in the carrots, onion and celery. In a mixing bowl, mix together the wine, and remaining ingredients and mix together well. Pour over the roast and vegetables. With about 1 hour left I knocked the slow cooker down to low, took the cover off and quickly shredded the roast. Replaced the lid and just let it cook on low for the remaining hour. I served this over linguini noodles but it would have been excellent over rice as well. 

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