What’s so great about this is that I made the chuck roast in the crock pot the day before and pulled the meal together the next day shortly before we eat it. You can also cook a large batch and freeze some of the meat to make quickie meals later on, like a stir fry or beef tacos. This is a good meal to serve in any season, and it’s great for warmer weather because you cook most of it your crock pot which helps to keep your house cool. You will also yield about a quart or so of nice beef broth from this as well.
What you need:
2-3 lb. beef roast (chuck preferred)
Squirt of concentrated tomato paste (optional)
Seasonings to taste: sea salt, pepper, dried rosemary, adobo
1 large yellow onion, diced
4-5 cloves garlic, diced
1-2 lbs. green beans ( I used the last quart of what I canned last summer)
A little olive oil for heating it all together
The How To:
In your crock pot put in the 2-3 lbs. roast. Grass-fed is best as always. (It’s actually GOOD for you) I used Chuck Roast as it’s my personal favorite roast meat because it comes well marbled and I don’t feel the need to add and extra fat to it. You can use a frozen roast just as easily as a thawed one for this; just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Pour enough filtered water to almost cover the roast and add the other ingredients. Place your crock pot on high for about 4 hours then switch to low until very tender. At this point you can proceed with the meal to eat that night, freeze some of the meat for another meal, or stick it in your fridge to pull together the next day which is what I did. The left over liquid can be put into freezer bags or in a quart size jar to use for other meals that require beef broth.
To pull it all together simply take however much off the meat you want to eat for that meal and place it in a warmed pan that has the olive oil and green beans in it and warm it up. Pull it apart some to distribute the flavor as I did or just leave it whole. I paired it with jasmine rice which helped bring it all together simply. Easy Peesy.
The picture looks pretty sparse because I forgot to take a picture before it was served. This was all that was left!