I LOVE my crockpot. I love it so much, I've worn several out.
The best thing about using the crockpot is that you do all the work in the morning, when you are awake and feel like working.
An then at the end of the day, when you are tired and worn out, you are rewarded with a delicious meal!
This year, we have church from 1 to 4 pm.
Everyone (okay, the three of us) come stumbling in the door at 4:30ish completely famished.
We want food NOW.......not an hour from now.
And we certainly don't want to have to work for it!
So every Sunday, I fire up the crock pot for some hearty goodness!
Just the smell, when we come in, is enough to satisfy us until we can get the salad, rice or whatever the side dishes are, made.
we had Crockpot Italian Beef Sandwiches! Mmm.......mmmmm!
CROCKPOT ITALIAN BEEF SANDWICHES
3-4 lb Beef Chuck Roast
8 oz of Roasted Red Pepper with juice
8 oz of Sliced Pepperoncini Peppers with juice
1 Onion - thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons Italian Seasonings
2 Cans Beef Broth
Salt & Pepper
1 Baguette or other Crusty Bread
Sliced Provolone Cheese
Sprinkle a generous amount of salt and pepper on the beef. Heat up a skillet over medium heat. Add a couple tablespoons of oil. Brown the beef in the pan on both sides. Set beef in crockpot, Add the sliced onions to the skillet and saute for about 5 minutes until golden and softened. While they are cooking, layer the red peppers and pepperoncini on the beef. Add the onions. Sprinkle the Italian seasonings on top. Pour the beef broth over everything.
Cook on warm for 8 hours.
Sorry! We were too hungry to take the "after" picture of the meat - as in AFTER it was cooked but BEFORE we ate it.