Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Crock-Pot Greek Beef Ragout

You know those comfort foods that are perfect for a cold day? Add this to your list. It is so easy to make and will have the whole house smelling divine. This beef has traditional Greek flavors that will make your tastebuds go crazy. The cinnamon and allspice accompany the beef so perfectly. I served this over whole wheat pasta with a simple side salad. This was the perfect meal and it reheated wonderfully, which is always a plus in my book. This is easily one of my new favorite ways to prepare roast beef. I am always up for meat that is cooked low and slow all day in the crockpot.
Source: Elly Says Opa! 

1 Beef Roast, 2.5-3 lbs.
1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
1 Large Onion, diced
3 cloves of Garlic, minced
1 can of Tomato Sauce, 15 oz.
1 can of Beef Broth, 15 oz.
1 Cinnamon Stick
2 Bay Leaves
1/2 teaspoon of Allspice
Salt and Pepper
Pecorino Cheese for topping


First, get out your crockpot.

Next, liberally season the beef with salt and pepper.

Now, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot brown the beef well on each side, a couple of minutes per side. Move the beef to the crock-pot.

Next, add the onion to the hot pan and sauté for about 3 minutes. Now, add the garlic, tomato sauce, broth, and salt and pepper to taste. Scrape up the browned bits and cook for 3-5 minutes to heat the mixture. When heated, pour the sauce over the beef in the crock-pot.

Cook on low for 7-8 hours, it can go longer if needed, it will just get more tender the longer you cook it. Remove the cinnamon stick and bay leaves. Shred the beef with two forks and serve over warm pasta sprinkled with pecorino cheese.


Happy Cooking,
The Barbee Housewife

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