New Years Day was pretty much a sit-around day for us; no self-set expectations or chores. I stalked the recipes cooked by Ree @ Pioneer Woman and found one she called Basic Drip Beef. I changed it up a tiny bit mostly the seasonings and I cooked it in the crockpot instead of in a big pot on the stove.
Here’s the ingredients as Ree shared them:
- 1 whole 2.5 to 4 pound chuck roast
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 whole large onion, sliced thick
- 3 cloves peeled garlic
- 1/2 cup Soy sauce
- 1 cup Sherry (cooking sherry ok)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 cups water
- Deli rolls, toasted and buttered
- Optional: Rosemary, thyme or other spices
I sliced the onions a bit smaller since my son is not an onion lover and since somehow my cupboard was bare of any thyme and rosemary, I used some steak seasoning and Lawrys salt. In the picture you’ll see some crushed red pepper flakes but I decided against it.
Saute the onion and garlic in a pan with butter until soft. Toss in the crockpot and place the chuck roast on top of the onions. I used two smaller roasts to get to the 4 pound mark. Add all other ingredients. I cooked for about 4 hours on high and 2 hours on low.
Use two forks and break down the roasts until meat is shredded. Toast some hoagie rolls. Place meat and provolone cheese on roll and broil until melted. I also added some sautéed mushrooms leftover from New Years Eve steak dinner.
You can serve with a bit of the juice for dunking. It needs a bit of stirring, sorry. But regardless, it was delicious and I will definitely make again. Thanks Ree!
What kind of homey food have you made lately?
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