My dad is visiting and I wanted to make a special dinner for his arrival so I made a no-stress crockpot roast beef dinner. I woke up and cut some veggies and put them in a thin later on the bottom. You do not want meat stewing on the bottom so this raises the meat up and the carrots, leeks, celery and garlic will infuse the juices with their flavour which I used to make the gravy.
I took a thin knife and punched some holes on the top of the roast so I could fill the spaces with slivers of garlic. I also covered the roast with salt and pepper. Heating up some canola oil in a pretty-hot pan, I then seared the meat on all sides, giving each one time to develop delicious colour.
I deglazed the pan with some white wine and beef broth, scraping the bits off the bottom and drizzled it on top of the roast
On low, the crockpot slowly cooked the roast all day and by the time we had dinner it was a melt-in-your-mouth consistency, absolutely beautiful. Now we can live on roast beef sandwiches during his visit!
Less time cooking and more time catching up with my dad, the crockpot really took the work out of the kitchen but not the flavour for me yesterday.