Crock Pot Roast | The Perfect Way to Slow Cook Beef Roast
by FarmClub Editorial
Crock Pot Roast | The Perfect Way to Slow Cook Beef Roast
Are you looking for a hassle-free way of cooking a beef roast?
A guaranteed delicious beef roast without any disappointments?
We know that you love a good roast, but the struggle behind cooking it to perfection is a real tragedy. That's why at Farm Club Meats, we have created this complete guide for you for the perfect way to slow-cook beef roast!
The Best Way to Slow Cook Beef Roast
Slow cooking works wonders because after being cooked for several hours, these cuts just melt in the mouth. The meat remains as tender as ever, owing to the concentrated juices and enhanced flavour.
Despite being reasonably inexpensive, beef starts hard but becomes deliciously tender when cooked at low temperatures. Different methods like cooking a roast using a pressure cooker, slow cooker, oven, crock pot, or stovetop are one way to go slow and low.
But still, the crock pot slow cooker is the most convenient and modern kitchen appliance among all these cooking methods.
The results are lip-smacking and can be used in many different ways. You can also use the meat cooked in a slow cooker for salads or pass it through a meat grinder to make stuffing for pancakes. In short, you can let your imagination run wild with a slow-cooked beef roast.
What Is A Crock Pot?
A Crock Pot is a cooking appliance that simmers meat at a low temperature but does not boil. Since it is slowly cooked over time, it does not easily fall apart, and the flavour permeates well. It is not heated to high temperatures, so you don't have to worry about it spilling over. You can easily make authentic stewed dishes and soups.
In addition to the crock pot type, which uses an inner pot with a heat source, there is also a stick type set inside the pot. Electric pressure cookers with a slow cooking function are also popular nowadays.
Advantages of the Crockpot
A crock pot has several advantages, such as;
- You don't have to use fire
- You don't have to keep an eye on the pot, so you can do other things while cooking
- No need to worry about boiling over because it is simmered with low electric heat
- Another great point is that you can use the stove for other dishes.
You can easily make some statement-stewed dishes such as beef stew and Nikujaga.
How To Choose A Good Cut of Beef?
Before you start cooking, it's essential to choose a cut of meat that will hold up well when cooked for several hours in a slow cooker. When buying your beef for pot roast, be sure you get one with some fat — the fat is crucial for keeping your meat moist and tender during cooking.
The colour, fat content, and marbling of a product should be taken into account in order to ensure the highest quality. Beef should be matt, well-marbled, and dark red. Ideally, you should order roast beef from the butcher well ahead of time so that the meat has hung for a sufficient amount of time. Or you could order your beef online from Farm Club Meat & Fish Delivery. You will get high-quality products for an affordable price every single time!
The Best Beef Roast Recipe in a Crock Pot
This beef roast in the slow cooker is a simple one-pot meal that is deliciously beefy with an assortment of vegetables. Take out your crockpot and prepare to create a new family favourite dinner with this lean but tasty piece of meat.
What Do You Need?
- Stew Beef 1 pack
- Tomatoes 3
- Soy sauce 4 Tbsp.
- Oyster sauce 4 Tbsp.
- Brown sugar 2 Tbsp.
- Ginger 2 cm piece
- Garlic cloves 5
- Chilli pepper 1
- Onions 3 medium
- Lemongrass 2 teaspoons
- Smoked paprika powder 2 teaspoons
- Beef stock cube 1 cube
- Splash of vinegar
- Pepper/salt To taste.
- 5 spice powder (fennel, star anise, pepper, cinnamon, and cloves) 2 teaspoons
Crock Pot Preparation:
First, the coarsely chopped onions go into the pot, followed by the chopped tomatoes, pepper, garlic, and ginger. Crumble your beef stock cube on top of it, and then add the meat (cut into pieces measuring approximately 2 by 2 cm). Cover it with all the 5 spice powder, chilli pepper, paprika powder, lemongrass, and brown sugar, then mix thoroughly.
Next, drizzle it with soy sauce, oyster sauce, and vinegar. (Remember: no excessive moisture!)
Now for eight hours, put everything to the lowest setting. After 8 hours, you can partially drain the slow cooker because it has released a lot of moisture. Of course, you can ultimately pick how you want the meat prepared; otherwise, it will be extremely juicy.
Another alternative is slightly binding it by adding flour or cornstarch (create a paste with water). The meat is so mushy that when you stir it again, it frequently breaks apart altogether. If desired, season it more after tasting.
Your scrumptious Crock Pot Beef Roast is ready. Enjoy!
Tips for Using a Crock Pot
- Taking the time to brown the beef before cooking increases the flavour of your dish. Keep the cooker at a moderately high temperature which will help the meat cook evenly instead of burning it inside
- For best results, ensure that the ingredients fill at least half of the cooker's space and not more than three-quarters of it at maximum. If the cooker is too full, it will not cook your meal enough, but if the crockpot is not complete enough, it may overcook your meal, which loses its distinct flavour
- Make sure that the liquid only partially covers the food. This is because food produces more liquid during cooking
- The cooker's high setting allows you to cook food for 4 - 5 hours. Stir from time to time to ensure good flavour distribution
- If you have more time, the lower setting of the cooker will allow you to cook beef for 8-10 hours
- Keep the cooker covered while cooking
The Final Remarks!
We hope this guide has given you a better understanding of how to slow-cook beef roast.
A slow-cook beef roast is an exquisite delicacy that is enjoyed around the world. Even though every culture and country prepares beef differently, the slow-cook crock pot method always wins when it comes to a dinner party roast.
Always remember, Farm Club Meats is at your service, providing you with the highest quality meat at your doorstep. So, order now and start preparing for your beef roast!