Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Slow Cooker Thursday~ To Die for Pot Roast & Pinto beans with ham


I feel like the poster girl for the crock pot... It seems like that is all I am talking about lately, but it is great, right? RIGHT!
I love that Sandra is hosting the slow cooker Thursday and have been really enjoying reading and trying new recipes when I thought I had tried them all.
Last week I posted a recipe I had not yet tried and one that I make a lot... so I thought I would do the same this time. This first recipe I found on a food website and all the reviews rave about how wonderful it is. I have not made it yet because I haven't found a good rump roast on sale yet, and I usually buy a couple when they look good & are a good price. Hopefully I will find one this weekend and can add this to my Menu next Monday!
To Die For Pot Roast

1 beef roast, any cut, to fit size of crock pot
1 Pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
1 pkg. brown gravy mix
1 pkg. Italian Dressing mix
1/2 C. water

Combine mixes well and sprinkle over roast in pot. Pour water into bottom of pot. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.

Now for a tried & true crock pot recipe... by the way... I mentioned in my yesterdays WFMW post I got a new crockpot! yeah.

Pinto Beans & Ham

2 lbs. beans rinsed and drained well
water to cover beans plus a few inches over...
small boneless ham cut into chunks
1 onion, quartered
2 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. sugar (my secret ingredient :))
salt & pepper to your taste

I put this in and let it cook on low all night (make sure there is enough water) and then add the ham in the morning and continue to let it cook on low until time to eat. YUM... great with cornbread & fried potatoes.

Head on over to Sandra's and post your favorite slow cooker recipe!

13 comments:

annb said...

The pot roast sounds really good! I will have to try it sometime when we have company because Jody doesn't like anything with Ranch dressing - mix or otherwise! Maybe when we have company, I can just slip it in and he won't know the difference?! I use my crockpot for beans, too. Love it!

Michelle said...

Both recipes look yummy ... wondering if a roast is in my freezer??? Mouth watering!! I usually cook mine with a package of mushroom gravy mix, butter and spices, but this looks great!

love the new look of your blog BTW! Did you go it yourself?

Mom2fur said...

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Michelle said...

Love the new look of your blog!

The roast sounds really tasty; I'll have to try and make it that way next time!

Thanks for the pinto/ham recipe too - I'm enjoying getting all these new recipes to try!

Sandra said...

These both look so good....the roast sounds wonderful, I've made roast in the crockpot a couple of times so I can't wait to try this one :)

Ashley said...

The beans and ham recipe looks good. I never know what to do with my dry beans.

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