I am so all about convenience when it comes to cooking. I love creating different kinds of dishes but I also like to make it easy on myself. The older I get the less I like standing in the kitchen. So, the next best thing to making a wholesome meal that requires a lot of time is using a slow cooker.
I have so wanted to make the famouse French dish Beef Bourguignon but I do not have a Dutch oven. I suppose I could use some of my stoneware but I really wanted to try this dish using my slow cooker. So, I set out and created my own dish using some ideas from the Barefoot Contessa and did some change ups with what I had on hand.
Here is my version:
2 1/2 - 3 lb beef chuck roast (I purchased mine from Fresh Market as their beef is to die for)
Black pepper in the grinder
1/2 lb carrots (I used a 1/2 bag of the small carrots ready to eat)
4 stems of celery cut up
1 onion sliced
2 cloves of fresh garlic sliced
1/2 bag of gourmet new potatoes
4 sprigs of fresh Thyme
2 TBSP of ketchup
1/2 cup brandy
1 cup good red wine
2 1/2 cups beef broth
Salt and pepper chuck roast and place in crock pot. Put vegetables in pot and add brandy, wine, and beef broth. Add ketchup and stir. Place fresh Thyme on top and cover pot. Let cook until done. This dish will not disappoint you! Serve with fresh yeast rolls and side greens. Enjoy!!!!!