Slow Cooker Spanish Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Spanish Pot Roast

Take it slow

When you're really tight on time, the slow cooker is the solution for entertaining.  Assemble dinner and set it to simmer in the morning - complete all other tasks while it cooks without you.

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Slow Cooker Spanish Pot Roast

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time8 hrsTotal Time8 hrs 30 mins

 3 (1.5 kg) boneless Beef Cross Rib Pot Roast
 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil (approx)
 1 onion thinly sliced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 4 (125g) proscuitto, diced
 0.50 tsp (2 mL) dried marjoram
 1 cup (250 mL) beef broth
 0.50 cup (125 mL) sherry (or more beef broth)
 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) tomatoes, drained
 1 cup (250 mL) sliced roasted red peppers
 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
 0.25 cup (50 mL) ground almonds
 2 tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste
 1 sweet green pepper thinly sliced

Season
1

Season beef with salt and pepper. In Dutch oven, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat, brown beef all over, adding more of the remaining oil, if necessary. Transfer to slow cooker.

Drain
2

Drain fat from Dutch oven, add remaining oil. Fry onion, garlic, proscuitto and marjoram over medium heat until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add broth and sherry, bring to boil, scraping up brown bits from pan. Add to slow cooker along with tomatoes and red peppers. Stir to combine.

Cover
3

Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 6 to 8 hours. Transfer beef to cutting board, cover and keep warm before slicing across the grain.

Meanwhile
4

Meanwhile skim fat from liquid in slow cooker. In small bowl whisk flour with 1/4 cup (50 mL) water; whisk into liquid along with almonds and tomato paste. Stir in green pepper. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Serve with beef.

Ingredients

 3 (1.5 kg) boneless Beef Cross Rib Pot Roast
 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil (approx)
 1 onion thinly sliced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 4 (125g) proscuitto, diced
 0.50 tsp (2 mL) dried marjoram
 1 cup (250 mL) beef broth
 0.50 cup (125 mL) sherry (or more beef broth)
 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) tomatoes, drained
 1 cup (250 mL) sliced roasted red peppers
 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
 0.25 cup (50 mL) ground almonds
 2 tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste
 1 sweet green pepper thinly sliced

Directions

Season
1

Season beef with salt and pepper. In Dutch oven, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat, brown beef all over, adding more of the remaining oil, if necessary. Transfer to slow cooker.

Drain
2

Drain fat from Dutch oven, add remaining oil. Fry onion, garlic, proscuitto and marjoram over medium heat until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add broth and sherry, bring to boil, scraping up brown bits from pan. Add to slow cooker along with tomatoes and red peppers. Stir to combine.

Cover
3

Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 6 to 8 hours. Transfer beef to cutting board, cover and keep warm before slicing across the grain.

Meanwhile
4

Meanwhile skim fat from liquid in slow cooker. In small bowl whisk flour with 1/4 cup (50 mL) water; whisk into liquid along with almonds and tomato paste. Stir in green pepper. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Serve with beef.

Slow Cooker Spanish Pot Roast
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