Crockpot Shantytown!

by Angelique on December 5, 2014

Photo of a collection of crockpots and food processors on a table in the Green Dreamhome garage. There are roasts in two of the crockpots.

What happens when you don’t have a kitchen? A crockpot shantytown appears in your garage! Here are two pot roasts ready to be cooked.

For those of you who like recipes:

Buy fatty chuck roasts.
Rub the roasts with lots of black pepper and kosher salt.
Add sweet onions and garlic cloves to the dutch oven or crockpot.
(You can insert the garlic INTO the roasts if you’re ambitious.)
Fill dutch oven or crockpot halfway up the roast with Pacific Natural Beef Broth.
Stir dried thyme into the broth. You can add dried rosemary, too.

In an oven, start cooking on high heat for an hour, then lower the heat according to how much time you can allow the roast to cook.

In a crockpot, you can cook it all the way on high if you need to, although most people seem to like letting the crockpot go all day while they’re away.

Cooking a chuck roast mostly on high leads to tougher meat, even if you have a fatty roast; finishing at a lower temperature lets the meat “relax.”

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Debie Pettry (@mybrocante) December 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Just baked organic bread in my slowcooker. And it doesn’t give off fumes that affect me….


Angelique December 5, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Thanks for sharing this! It’s always good to know about slow cookers that don’t off-gas.


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