We had such a beautiful weekend, I had high hopes for this week being decent too, but it has become rainy, gloomy and cold.
The Evil Twin is at the dentist having the tooth that was due for a root canal last week extracted. Upon closer inspection, the tooth was severely cracked in not one, but two places and the endodontist (the root canal dentist) said if he started drilling on it, the tooth would shatter and be a big mess, so.... back to the regular dentist. I'm waiting on him to get back.
So, onto Crock Pot Sunday. We had Round steak with garden vegetables.
1 1/2 lb. boneless beef round steak, cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick
Salt and black pepper
2 cups packaged, peeled baby carrots
1 large onion, cut into wedges
1 4.5 oz. jar sliced mushrooms, drained
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic
3 tablespoons Italian style tomato paste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced (1 cup)
1. Trim fat from meat. Cut steak into 4 serving size pieces; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place meat in a 3.5 or 4 quart slow cooker. Top meat with carrots, onions and mushrooms. In a medium bowl stir together undrained tomatoes, the tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce. Pour tomato mixture over meat and vegetables in cooker.
2. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high for 4 to 4.5 hrs, adding zucchini for the last 30 min of cooking.
I didn't use mushrooms and forgot the zucchini (!), and it was still good. The Evil Twin recommended adding potatoes next time and I will.