Garlicky Mushroom-Rubbed Pot Roast and Gravy

Garlicky Mushroom-Rubbed Pot Roast and Gravy

I like to pulverize dried mushrooms in a blender or food processor and add them to spice blends, like the rub for this pot roast. I even added some to the gravy, which made it much richer and more flavorful! Don’t be nervous about the amount of garlic in this recipe;...

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Sunday Pot Roast

Sunday Pot Roast

Is it just me or is a Sunday pot roast the most classic slow-cooker recipe of all time? This one comes together so quickly you could make it any day of the week. Prep time 15 minutesServes 6 3- to 4-pound (1.4 to 1.8 kg) beef roastSea saltBlack pepper2 tablespoons (30...

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Balsamic Pot Roast

Balsamic Pot Roast

My parents make some pretty mean steaks. My mom always preps the marinade and my dad presides over the grill. I loved the flavor of the meat as a kid, but if there was any resistance at all when I chewed, out it came. Chewy meat wasn’t my thing.My sweet dad, though,...

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Spiced Pomegranate Beef Roast

Spiced Pomegranate Beef Roast

One of the reasons I love beef is that its earthy taste can stand up to loud, bold flavors. Braising a pot roast with sweet-tart pomegranate juice and an exotic spice blend for hours will make your kitchen—and entire house—smell like a Moroccan spice market. Prep time...

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Blackberry-Chipotle Shredded BBQ Beef

Blackberry-Chipotle Shredded BBQ Beef

Every slow-cooker recipe collection must include a classic BBQ shredded beef recipe. This one is easy—and you can substitute any dry rub or BBQ sauce you like. The Blackberry-Chipotle BBQ Sauce with this beef had me weak in the knees. And it’s really great with...

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Indian-Style Shredded Beef

Indian-Style Shredded Beef

Beef isn’t commonly served in India because of the religious beliefs of most people, but it pairs well with the strong, complex spices in Indian cuisine. This tender, shredded beef is one of my favorite Indian-style dishes to date. Prep time 15 minutesServes 8 1...

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Smoky Short Ribs with Mushrooms

Smoky Short Ribs with Mushrooms

Anyone who knows me well knows my fondness for bacon. I have a quote on my kitchen wall that says “Bacon is like a little hug from God.” Well, these short ribs have been hugged by bacon, so I guess that makes them secondhandedly hugged by the divine. And pretty tasty....

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Orange Balsamic Short Ribs

Orange Balsamic Short Ribs

If you have leftover cooking juices, save them and use a few spoonfuls when you reheat the leftover rib meat. It will moisten and give more flavor to the meat, which may have dried out a bit while it was chilled. Also, slow-cooked meat tends to be more tender when...

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Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Meatballs in Marinara

Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Meatballs in Marinara

Meatballs and red sauce is a favorite easy meal—particularly these meatballs. I love using ground organic turkey because it has such a mild flavor and is truly a blank canvas for any flavor you add. These meatballs—like all of the meatballs in this book—can be frozen...

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