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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mexican Pot Roast

This morning I summoned my energy and made a trip to the grocery store. As I could feel my energy levels diminishing quickly, I decided today would be the perfect day to try out my new crockpot. I got a new one at Costco a few weeks ago because my other one was getting too hot and burning things!

I was inspired by this recipe, but I made some adjustments.

Here's what I did:

I bought eye of round because it was on sale...I don't think it's your typical pot roast kind of meat because it was different from what I used for this crockpot pot roast, but we all know I'm no meat expert. It seemed to work fine, but was better suited to slicing than pulling apart.

I rubbed the meat with chilli powder and cumin, sprinkled with salt and pepper and browned it in a pan.

 Then I moved it into the crockpot, added a can of drained (no salt added) corn, 1 can of drained rotel and about 2 cups of frozen black beans from the freezer.


I added some chicken broth (probably 1-2 cups) since I drained out all of the liquid from the canned ingredients, and then for some extra heat, I sliced a jalapeno in half and added it to the broth. 

I cooked it on low for 4 hours:

 Then I pulled out the roast, sliced it and cut it into strips:

I tossed the strips back into the pot to soak up some more juice while the crockpot was on warm.

I was originally going to serve this on top of a baked potato, but once it was all cooked, tacos also sounded good, so I compromised. I never make baked potatoes, but I was all prepared to do it the real way, in foil, in the oven. However, the cheater, microwave kind were on sale so I just bought two of those.

 I cooked the potatoes, then sliced one up and put it on a tortilla:

I scooped out the goodies with a slotted spoon and added them to potatoes.

 Then I topped it off with a little Mexican cheese.

If you used a real pot roast, you could just shred the meat instead of slicing. 
The verdict? The hubby says it's a winner. Nice and spicy which is how he likes it! I opted for some oatmeal and yogurt- to slide down the sore throat easily!

For tonight's Christmas card, note the lovely handmade sweatshirts:



Anonymous Amy at TheSceneFromMe said...

This meal looks delicious and definitely something my husband would love!

December 15, 2010 at 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

hope you try it! the crockpot makes it super easy!!

December 15, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Steph S. said...

You are an amazing cook with awesome ideas! AND your food is always pretty :)

December 15, 2010 at 10:22 AM  
Anonymous Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

aww thank you! i do my best to make it look pretty...doesn't always work out with my lovely indoor lighting since it's usually dinner I'm posting about :)

December 15, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Fashion Meets Food said...

Wow this looks absolutely wonderful. What a great recipe. I will for sure be saving this and making it soon.


December 15, 2010 at 10:47 AM  

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