Monday, December 29, 2008

Garlic and Sage Roast - Slow Cooker Style

By all means, don't reserve the use of sage for turkey alone....it goes very well with beef...especially when cooked slowly in your slow cooker.

What you need:

  • 1.5 kg. beef oven roast (or a roast of your choosing)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves cut in half
  • 1 tbsp sage
  • 1 tsp each of tarragon and savory
  • 2 cans low sodium chicken broth (and 1 can water) or 1 900 ml box of chicken broth
  • 20 mini carrots or equivalent cut up carrots
  • 4 medium potatoes cut in half
Cut 8 deep slices into sides and top of roast and push garlic cloves deep inside. Pour 1 tbsp olive oil in crockery pot. Place roast on top. Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper and pinch of salt, bay leaves, sage, thyme and savory. Add broth and cover. Turn on low heat for four to five hours (depending on how rare you like it...just check from time to time to see). 1 1/2 hours before done, add potatoes and carrots. If you wish....you may make dumplings and add them 3/4 hour before completion time. A quick dumpling recipe can be found at the Bisquick site here or make one of your own recipes.

7 comments:

  1. Hi Trish,
    This sounds so yummy! I'll have to try it soon :0)

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  2. crock pot meals are always good to have....i try to use mine but i don't use it nearly enough...this would be a good one to try...thanks.

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  3. This looks so delicious. After eating ham and the days and days of leftovers that meal gives to our family--I'm ready for beef.

    I've never tried with sage. Definitely am going to try this.

    I wonder if it would work with venison?

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  4. Oh Elizabeth...I am thinking totally ...the sage would totally be good with venison!

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  5. A crock pot meal after work is always a welcome home smell. I don't use mine often but when I do I enjoy the meal that simmered all day as I worked. Thanks for another suggestion for me. Kathy

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  6. I've started to use my crock pot more regularly on my grammie days. . and I'll give this one a whirl soon too.

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  7. Crockpot meals are favorites at our house in the winter. The house smells heavenly while the food is cooking. This recipe sounds delicious too!

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