Daily Archives: August 18, 2016

Recipes in the crockpot are a great timesaver and they can include your entire meal. They're also great if you don't want to heat up or kitchen. Or during the holiday seasons, when your oven is in constant use.

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Round Roast in the Crockpot

Round Roast in the Crockpot


  • Round Roast, 1.3 kg/2 lbs, trimmed & cleaned
  • 1 whole bay leaf, dried
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp thyme, dried
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp parsley, dried
  • 1 tsp, cilantro, dried
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 can of butter beans, drained
  • 1 can of beer, at room temperature
  • 1/2 hot water to deglaze the pan, after browning roast
  • 1-2 tbsp oil


  1. Turn your crock pot on to high. Or follow the directions of your crock pot.
  2. Place washed & trimmed roast in a large bowl.
  3. Add all of the ingredients, except the oil, water and beer.
  4. Rub spices into the meat covering well.
  5. At this point you can put the roast back in the fridge for another 24 hours.
  6. If cooking right away, heat a large skillet or pot, with the oil.
  7. If the roast is coming out of the fridge, let it sit at room temperature for about an hour, before browning.
  8. Proceed to brown each side of the roast on medium-high heat.
  9. Make sure that each side is brown and crispy.
  10. It should take about 30 minutes in total.
  11. Place your roast in the heated crock pot.
  12. Deglaze your pan with the hot water. Or beer/wine/port/chicken stock.
  13. Pour over roast.
  14. Add beer.
  15. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours, depending on your crock pot.
  16. At the end your roast should be tender.
  17. Add the drained butter beans.
  18. Or any bean or vegetable of your choice.
  19. You can add potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, if you prefer. Or leave them all out.
  20. Cover for another hour.
  21. If adding uncooked vegetables, make sure they are fork tender.
  22. Serve with rice, quinoa or a salad.
  23. Enjoy!


You can deglaze your pan with beer, wine or port.

You can use chicken or beef stock instead of beer.

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Till next time,