A delicious dinner can be affordable, too! Braising budget-friendly cuts of meat in a slow cooker will bring out the very best flavor and texture, turning the heartier cuts into fork-tender bites. All of Haggen’s beef is USDA Choice or better, so you’re starting with a quality product, no matter the cut. Look for chuck roast, chuck shoulder pot roast, brisket or short ribs. After a few hours in your slow cooker, the meat will be flavorful and juicy.
We recommend you brown the outside of the meat in a hot pan before adding it to the slow cooker. This will help caramelize the outside and add color and flavor. Deglaze the pan with a little red wine or broth, scraping up the bits and adding it to the cooker. Before serving, dress up the meat with a squeeze of citrus or fresh herbs, and serve alongside whipped potatoes, buttery noodles, or a crisp green salad for a mouthwatering, restaurant-quality dinner that’s pleasing to your taste buds and easy on your wallet.
- 3-1/2 lbs beef roast
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1-1/2 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 sprig of thyme
- 1 yellow onion, large dice
- 5 cloves garlic, smashed
- 1-1/2 cups red wine
- 1-1/2 cups chicken stock
- 2 Tbsp corn starch
- In a pan with olive oil, season the beef with salt, pepper and thyme. Sear both sides of the beef. Removed from heat and set aside.
- Add onions, garlic, red wine and chicken stock to slow cooker. Place seared roast in slow cooker.
- Cover tightly and cook for for 4-6 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low or until beef is tender.
- In a small bowl mix corn starch with 2 Tbsp cold water and stir until smooth paste forms. Use this corn starch slurry to thicken sauce to desired consistency.
- Serve with roasted carrots, onions, and greens.