I created this slow cooker roast beef one day when I knew I was going to be too busy to make a special dinner for company. I wanted special. I wanted that wonderful taste of rouladen with its amazing gravy. But, I was going to be gone all day. Dare I take my expensive bottom round roast and pop it into the slow cooker without browning? Mind you, my new slow cooker has a browning feature ...
I love using my new Cuisinart Slow Cooker! (I gave away my old one!)
With a 24-hour timer and an automatic Keep Warm feature, I LOVE this!
I did and included the traditional rouladen ingredients. The result? It had all the flavor of the rouladen meat AND THE GRAVY and was so easy to put together in the morning.
Since rouladen were so expensive (and time-comsuming to make), I created also created Beef Flatladen! Vary the type of meat. (Even pork works!) Vary the size of chunks (usually about a 2 - 3 inch square and about 3/4 inch thick). Leftovers are delicious, so make lots!
This recipe takes a bit more time, but, my - my ... is this delicious!
Use almost any cut of meat. Slow simmering tenderizes the meat. Cut meat into size needed. Brown in small batches in butter. Add onion, bacon, dill pickle (the traditional rouladen flavors), seasonings, and water. Let the whole thing simmer for about 2 hours.
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Slow Cooker Roast Beef
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