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: