Thursday, December 13, 2018

Slow Cooker Blade Roast #recipe from Linda Wiken

Not long now until our diets will change for several days in a row. So, I decided I needed a roast before those days descend. I also wanted something I could do in my slow cooker since this was for a family meal and I'd be out most of that day. I thumbed through my cookbook but couldn't make up my mind. And then I found an easy recipe in the flyer from a local food store.

Then I had to go and complicate it by deciding that instead of using the Kobi BBQ Sauce they recommend (and sell), I'd do my own.

So, not so easy any longer although it did take a lot less work that I'd anticipated. And it turned out to be very tasty. In fact, I'll make it again.

And oh my, the aroma that filled my house when I got back home!

I don't know if I'll use a blade roast again -- too much fat for my tastes -- but it was enjoyed by all.

What you'll need:

1/2 onion, diced
1/2 fresh ginger, grated
2 tbsp. honey
1/2 c. beef broth
1/2 c. BBQ sauce
blade roast

What to do:

1. Place roast in slow cooker and cover with 1/2 c. beef broth, 1/2 c. BBQ sauce, diced onions, grated ginger, minced garlic, and 2 tbsp. honey.

2. Cook in a slow cooker on low heat for 8 hours.

What you'll need for the BBQ sauce: (this makes a large amount, which you can use in other recipes)

3/4 c. Ketchup
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp. paprika
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. Worceshire sauce,
1/2 tsp. cayenne 1
1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. chili paste or similar

 Enjoy with rice or potatoes and your choice of veggies.


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  1. I use my slow cooker often and I do like finding new recipes for it. Thank you.

    1. You're welcome, Deb. I love finding new recipes, too!

  2. Since retirement, my spousal unit does almost all the cooking. Marinades, slow cookers - all part of the mix now and I am LOVING it! Thanks for sharing something that's almost sure to be on a menu in my house soon.


  3. Looks good.
    What cut of meat would you use next time?

    1. I'll work through them all, Libby. Maybe a good, old reliable pot roast next.