Comfort Foods are the Best During the Cold Winter Months

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Does anyone out there use a slow cooker?  If so you want to try this recipe.  If you are like me and you don’t cook, don’t worry this recipe is so simple anyone can do it.  During one of our many food events here at work, someone make this and it was the first thing gone.  I have made it several times for my family and also for a couple parties and it was a big hit.

The recipe for Italian Beef is:

Use a sirloin tip, rump roast or any roast that is on sale.

5 lb roast or more (depending on how many you are feeding)

For every 5lbs of beef, you are suppose to use one 16 ounce jar of Giardiniera (I usually use 2 jars even if it is 5 lbs. 1 hot and 1 mild)

Cut the roast in 4 big pieces and put the meat and Giardiniera (and the oil in the jar) in the crock pot.

It takes around 5 or 6 hours to be able to shred the meat.

For a party I serve it on cocktail rye bread – the flavors really compliment each other

For family gathereings I usually boil some green peppers on the side and then put them in the crock on the last 1/2 hour before serving just so they get the flavor of the Giardiniera and then serve on the tradtional rolls with the meat.

For more recipe ideas and so you don’t spend hours in the kitchen, use The Taste of Home Cookbooks for recipes to fill up your slow cooker and have great meals waiting for you.  The book includes mouth-watering recipes like Peppered Meatballs, Smoked Sausage Soup, Teriyaki Sandwiches, Slow Cooker Enchiladas, Hot Caramel Apples and many more.  Does anyone have a recipe they would like to share?  Happy Eating!

4 Responses

  1. The Beef recipe looks delicious and I printed it out and can’t wait to try it on my staff. This is the first time I looked at a blog and I will be back.

  2. Cadance says:

    Yummy! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. raquel velez says:

    I will get a slowcooker..then I will try your recipes try ths recipe.

    Raquels style lo mein(one day I couldn’t decide what to make for dinner so I made this by just adding and adding ingriedients)

    4 slices thin cut chicken breasts(cut into 1/4 inch slices)
    Dice one onion(med or large)
    Add 6 peeled cloves of garlic slice them.in wok style or pan add stir in chicken(before u add other ingredients stir in chicken pieces w/lil olive oil to cook then drain and add 1/4 cup of olive oil,onions,garlic add spices(GOYA adobo or SAZON accent,garlic powder,italian seasonings spice,saute-add SOY VAY Veri Veri Teriyaki Marinade/sauce stir-1 box wheat spaghetti(boil first drain spaghetti n add to pan. Stir. Add frozen or fresh broccili florets last cover n simmer UM UM GOOD!add more olive oil n 1 tspn butter stir. ENJOY!if u need help evqueen@tmo.blackberry.net

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