RE: Crockpot Roast - A Variation
Originally posted by Mikey on Wed, Oct 30, 2002
Hay Deep Freeze: I tried your recipe and it turned out pretty good. Thank you. I enjoyed that Crockpot roast for 3 days. Now, Mikey has a variation of this recipe fer ya:
Instead of the Coke, try a can of good German Beer (er two, maybe).
Instead of the Chili Sauce try this: one medium to large can of peeled tomatoes - crush them up by hand and dump them into the crockpot; a 12 oz can of diced tomatoes, onions and peppers (Old El Paso makes these I think, or Del Monte or sumbody); one small can of peeled jalapenos (not the cut ones with seeds in them but the Old El Paso brand) - cut up the jalapenos and add them plus the juice; a bunch of cilantro (don't use the leaves, just cut up the stalks into 3/4" lengths and add them to the crockpot - make sure you wash the cilantro so you don't get any dirt in the pot).
If you want to add vegetables you can use green peppers and white onions (sliced and diced). You can also add a large can of kidney beans (drained) or potatoes (peeled and sliced).
With the beer and the cilantro you can smell that roast/stew cookin' all day. Start it up in the morning and it will be done by dinner. Just stay the hay away from the pot 'till it's done or there won't be any fer dinner.
Note: the jalapenos will add 'spice' to the flavor but not overwhelm it. Depending on just how 'spicey' you like your Crockpot Chili or meat and bean stew or Crockpost Roast, or whatever ya'll wants to call it, you can cut back on the jalapeno juice, or not. Different beers give the roast/stew different flavors. Experimentation can be fun (especially since ya'll gotta buy a six pack to get just one bottle of beer).
Try it. I hope you enjoy it. This was my favorite recipe for the hunting camp and there was never any to take home. This be Mikey and I ain't no Starvin' Marvin.