What makes slow cooker recipes work as hasty tasty meals is that they cook in the background, requiring no attention from you. You’re free to enjoy a movie, run errands, clean house, or whatever. Here’s a favorite of ours:
REDNECK PEPPER® ITALIAN ROAST BEEF
I make this roast in my 2-quart Gourmet Slo-Cooker. If you use another type of slow cooker, such as a Crock Pot, you will need to brown the roast in a skillet then transfer it to the Crock Pot.
1 2 lb. round beef roast
1 cup low sodium beef broth
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1 yellow onion, cut into 2” pieces
3 potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 2” pieces
1 cup mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
Redneck Pepper® Italian Redneck
Preheat pan over medium heat and preheat Gourmet Slo-Cooker base to a setting of 2½ (Low setting on a Crock Pot). Add roast to the pan. Brown on each side, approximately 2 minutes. Sprinkle each side generously with Redneck Pepper Italian. Place the rosemary sprig and garlic clove beneath the roast. Add broth around the roast (careful not to rinse away seasonings). Add Worcestershire sauce, cover the pan, then move it to Gourmet Slo-Cooker base. Allow roast to cook at 2½ for 2 hours. Do not lift lid and peek. After two hours, add the potatoes, onion, and mushrooms. Replace the lid. After another hour, lower the setting to 1. Cook on 1 for seven to eight hours. At this setting, you won’t overcook. The roast will be tender and juicy with plenty of flavor. Optional: Add sliced carrots during the last two hours of cooking, if desired.