It's almost bedtime, but I wanted to get my post in before I go to sleep. It will be so nice when I adjust back to my normal time zone! Of course, if the baby would sleep longer than three hours at a time during the night I might be a bit more well rested. Sigh. The boy was sleeping through the night by this point, so it's a bit annoying. I'm sad I don't remember what a full night of sleep feels like. Double sigh.
Anyway, I've had this on the menu plan for the past few weeks, but it keeps getting pushed back for whatever reason. But, I decided tonight was the night. Mostly because I needed to use the roast I had, but also because I wanted to use the amazing, wonderful, fantastic, generous, superb birthday gift my mom got for me--the All-Clad slow cooker. I know, I know...my mom is the best! Want to see what it looks like? This is from the Williams Sonoma website.
Beautiful, isn't it? I'm in slow cooker heaven!!
My friend Jen B. made this a couple months ago, and I thought it had looked tasty and easy, plus it would use up one of my many cans of beef broth. And it would get rid of the roast that had been in my freezer for way too long (the downside of not doing freezer inventory more often).
Slow Cooker Italian Sandwich Beef
Makes 16 servings; from Margaret Metz
1 (3 to 4 pound) rolled and tied beef rump roast
1 (10 ounce) jar pepperoncini peppers
1 (12 ounce) can of beer
1 (14 ounce) can of beef broth
Serve with hoagie rolls
Put the beef roast in the slow cooker. Add the pepperoncini peppers with liquid, beer, and beef broth to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve the meat piled high on hoagie rolls. Spoon juice over top or serve on the side in small cups for dipping. Cut the sandwiches in half to serve.
Since we already had dinner I'll cut right to the chase. This was tasty. I had a 16 ounce jar of pepperoncinis, but I don't think it made a lot of difference. I took the roast out and shredded the meat, then added in some of the juice. I also put a few of the pepperoncinis on each of our sandwiches to spice it up a bit. We really liked it; the boy just had the meat, and he ate every bite on his plate without being forced--amazing! That doesn't happen very often.
I made some fancy fries to go along with it, but I'll have to post that recipe tomorrow because I'm tired. Tomorrow begins day one of potty training the boy at our house, so I'm sure I'll be even more worn out tomorrow night. We aren't starting until after naptime because we have a commitment in the morning, so hopefully I can update the ol' blog during naptime.