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In These Troubled Times, When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Cook Pot Roast!

Posted Apr 01 2009 2:52pm

What do you do when banks are failing, hurricanes are raging, the cost of gas means you can't have your Starbuck's fix anymore, your child's teacher is not following his IEP, and you're not sure you like the shade of Sarah Palin's lipstick?

Why, you get out the crock pot and cook pot roast of course! Nothing like a little comfort food to lift your spirits!

Here is a slightly retro, yet quite delicious, and easy version I made last night. It's very sweet, the alcohol cooks away, so the little ones might even try it, if they can handle the texture of the meat, which melts in your mouth by the time it is done. And it makes your house smell fabulous! Serve with GFCF mashed potatoes and maybe some roasted carrots.

Pot Roast with Dried Fruit

1 cup dried pitted prunes

1 cup dried apricots

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

4 lb. chuck roast, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste

1 bottle GFCF Redbridge Beer

2 TBS Earth Balance Buttery Spread

1 small onion sliced

3 TBS brown sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 cup honey

Soak the dried fruit with ginger in the beer for 1 or 2 hours. Heat the butter substitute on medium heat and brown the meat. Transfer meat to crock pot. Add remaining ingredients, pour marinade over all. Cook on low for 10-12 hours, or high for 5-6 hours.

Yum! Just like Grandma used to make!

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