Is there anything better than crowding around the table with your loved ones? Plan your next family dinner around this stick-to-your-bones meal.
We cooked bottom round beef roast in the Programmable Stovetop Slow Cooker. The crock can be used right on the stovetop for easy searing and sautéing. For this roast, we seared the roast on the stovetop before putting it back in the slow cooker with the other ingredients to continue cooking. If you have a traditional ceramic-crock slow cooker, don’t worry. Just sear the bottom round in a skillet or pan before transferring it to the slow cooker.
Once the meat is seared add water, ginger snaps (did you even think you’d ever be throwing ginger snaps into your slow cooker?), 2 cups of red wine, bay leaves, and dry onion soup packets. Place the stove-top safe crock back in the slow cooker base and cook until the meat is tender. The ginger snaps dissolve as the meat cooks and add a little sweet and spice to the dish.
When the meat is finished, remove it from the slow cooker and let it rest for 10 minutes. Then slice and serve over egg noodles.
To make the gravy, add the cornstarch and water mixture to the crock and return it to the stovetop to reduce and thicken. The rich gravy covers and complements both the meat and the egg noodles. Serve steaming hot rolls alongside this perfect winter meal to sop up the remaining gravy. If you’re lucky, you might even have leftovers to make open-faced pot roast sandwiches during the week.
Not only is the Stovetop-Safe Programmable Slow Cooker built for easy browning and searing on the stovetop, it’s great for more than just meat and main courses. Use it to cook stews, soups, savory side dishes and moist, luscious cakes.