Fall: Love the Crisp Air and Love the Crock Pot!

The warm, deep flavor of pot roast will leave you wanting more!

This is one of my favorite fall/winter recipes! Enjoy.

Pot roast
8 square-cut boneless beef short rib pieces, 9 ounces each or 3 lb pot roast
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup canola oil
2 carrots, scrubbed and roughly chopped
2 ribs celery, roughly chopped
1 large red onion, cut into eighths
2 large bay leaves
10 sprigs flat leaf parsley
1 1/2 cups zinfandel

Toss into crock pot and put on slow for 6-8 hrs. About an hour before complete, make this sauce to serve over pot roast!

For the Black Vinegar Sauce
4 cups red wine vinegar
11/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup of dark raisins

While the short ribs are braising, in a 3-quart saucepan combine the vinegar and brown sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer rapidly until liquid reduces to 21/2 cups. Add the raisins. Continue to simmer the sauce and reduce to 2 cups. Sauce should be black, syrupy and glossy. Be careful sauce does not over-reduce and burn. Let sauce cool to room temperature and serve with pot roast. Sauce may be made up to 1 week ahead and refrigerated. Warm gently in the microwave or in a small saucepan before using. Drizzle about 2 tablespoons of sauce per serving, garnishing the plate with the raisins.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

A M September 29, 2011 at 12:38 PM
lovely, another good reason to open the Zinfandel.. but really who doesn't love their crockpot..


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »