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Slowcooker Drunken Roasted Beef & Vegetables

Happy New Year! Welcome 2017! 

Traditionally I make pork and sauerkraut today in honor of my husband’s family tradition to ring in the New Year. However; since we are a guest at a home where pork is not consumed I am preparing a beef roast instead. 

I decided to throw in one of my husband’s favorite beers for good measure, hence the name drunken beef roast. 


1.5 pounds small gemstone potatoes, multicolor 

1 pound baby carrots 

3 stalks of celery, cut into 3 inch pieces

1 large yellow onion, quartered 

2 cups beef stock, low sodium 

2 Tablespoons tomato paste

1, 12 ounce can Yuengling light

4 whole cloves garlic 

1 package of dry low sodium onion soup mix

3 pounds bottom round beef roast, seared (fat trimmed off)

Tools for the job:


Large sauté pan

1-2 Tablespoons Olive oil for searing 

Prework: make sure to rinse and clean all the vegatables prior to using preparing as indicated above. Also, trim the fat off the beef & sear the meat until some caramelization  appears on both sides in the sauté pan. 


1. Place the first 8 ingredients in the slowcooker. Arrange evenly and diversely. 

2. Sprinkle with half of the onion soup mix. Set the prepared meat on top of the mixture. Sprinkle the meat with the remaining onion mix. Cover the dish with the slowcooker lid and let the ingredients merry for 8 hours on low. 

Enjoy with some homemade bread! 

Mystery Cheese Potatoes

I placed these fries in the Actifry. The reason they are called Mystery  fries is because we went to one of our favorite shops in the strip district & they have a cheese called “mystery cheese. ” Of course we had to purchase some. The owner was too cute and told us what the cheese was even though it was considered quote on quote “mystery cheese.” 


1/4 cup a blend of grated Parmesan, Asiago, Romano Cheese

1 teaspoon of garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano 

1/2 teaspoon of paprika

2 tablespoons of olive oil

4 medium to medium large local potatoes 


1. Clean, don’t peel, & cut potatoes into sticks. Place in actifry. Pour olive oil over the potatoes.

2. Sprinkle with remaining ingredients and set actifry for 45 minutes. Add additional salt to taste. 

3. Enjoy!