Sunday, May 22, 2011

Beef Brisket in Crock Pot

I was walking around the farmers market near my house & imagining cooking in my crock pot. It must have been the slight chill in the air. I picked up some Prather Ranch Beef Brisket. The boys had sold out of pot roast and rump roast meats. I let fate take it's course. If you don't know about organic and humanly raised cows from Prather Ranch, you gotta see my video interview later with the owner. Purchased most of my vegetables from local farmers, Ladesma, Capay, Happy Boy Farms, who all have great produce. I was really amazed at Ladesma Farms red cabbage & those lovely red spring onions. Yukon Gold Organic Potatoes were from a conventional store, but still grown in California, which I was very glad about.

Then I got home and dusted of my crock pot. I hadn't used it since winter, but the weather was to be cooling and it would be good to be prepared for a nice warming meal. It's okay to use your crock pot in late spring!

Place your meat in bottom of crock pot and add the can of diced tomatoes, fresh is always better friends. I like to add pepper and salt and this point.
Chop all veggies into small cubes or moons. 

Place all veggies, except zucchini, which you can add later to the crop pot mix. I made the mistake of adding them in the beginning.
This is how lovely the vegetables look together in the crock pot before you place the lid on top. The best part about this meal is  doing other activities, while your crock pot is cooking a delicious meal.

Beef Brisket 1.5 - 2 lb
Diced tomatoes 1/2 lb or 1/2 Can 12 oz of Muir Glen Organic Diced tomatoes
5 cups of H20
6 Yukon gold potatoes
1/2 part Red Cabbage
4 carrots
4 zucchini
6 red spring onion
1 green pepper
1 bay leaf
1 TB oregano
1 TB powder garlic
1/2 Tsp of Cumin
Salt and Black Pepper to taste

Allow crock pot to cook all ingredients for about 5 hours on high. Add zucchini in last possible hour. If you are home, give a stir and move meat around so it gets the flavor of the vegetables. Taste again for proper seasoning.

Ready to eat when meat dissolves easy with fork. 
Enjoy with Family and friends!
Serve with rice or fresh baguette and butter!

Bon Appetite!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good! You are right, fresher is better! Almost all canned foods have high amounts of bpa in them from the can's lining. No good.