What a crock…..of roast beef…

Finally we got rain in the San Diego area.Sadly, it has already left us. But while it rained, I thought it was the perfect time to cook a roast beef. I love roast beef prepared in the crock pot on a rainy day. It just comes out so perfect…..tender, juicy and delicious. I threw in some fresh thyme and half of an onion and the aroma was wonderful and warm. You can throw in some veggies, or pretty much anything you want. So simple. I made mashed potatoes and some stir fried kale and it was a perfect meal. Of course leftover roast beef makes great tacos, or sandwiches too! So, get out your crock pot and start cooking! YUM

smothered in mushrooms……………
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Crocked Roast Beef

2 lb chuck roast
1 small onion
sprig of fresh thyme
2 fresh garlic cloves
salt and lots of black pepper
1 lb of fresh crimini mushrooms, sliced

Put everything in the crockpot. Turn it on low for 6 hours, or high for 4 hours. You can throw in some big chunks of potatoes or carrots too. No need to add liquid, as you will get plenty of juice.

Stir fried Kale

1 bunch of fresh kale
olive oil
salt and pepper

Drizzle some oil in a frying pan. Add kale and stir fry until tender. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.

Mashed Potatoes

oh come on now….you know how to make mashed potatoes…..right?  🙂

 

 

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