My husband and I got a crock pot for our wedding a year and a half ago. My husband, Dave, uses it quite often, and his food always turns out really good. I, on the other hand, have not attempted to use it. Dave does such a good job that I didn’t want to make a fool out of myself!
I’ve gotten some help from a couple coworkers though. Jane sent me a link with a whole list of recipes, and Cassie gave me a recipe that’s supposed to be really easy. I decided to start with the “really easy” recipe and was ready to “conquer” my fear of the crock pot.
The night before though Dave starting talking about how I was going to royally mess the recipe up. He pointed out that there were three heat settings on the crock pot, and I wouldn’t know which one to use. He also said that my potatoes would still be hard when everything else would be done.
I decided to prove him wrong. (I wouldn’t let him eat it until the potatoes were cooked through.)
It turned out great! My husband even went back for seconds:)
Here is the recipe I used for the crock pot beef roast:
1 beef roast
1 package carrots
1 packet onion soup mix
small red potatoes
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1/4 of a bottle of red cooking wine
pepper to taste
Put everything in the crock pot and cook on low for four hours and another two hours on high heat.