Slow-Cooked Mini Roast in Gravy
Coles sell tiny roasts of beef that are perfectly suited to the lifestyle of a single chap such as myself. From an economical and very lean roast of about 400 to 600 gram size I have enough for a roast meal one day, and cold meat and pickle sandwiches the next. The roasts can be frozen until required without taking up much space. Best of all, I have discovered that they can be cooked straight from frozen in the slow cooker and are just as delicious as if roasted in the oven, with only half the bother and less than half the energy cost.
The one shown cooked below is a generous single serve, it weighed 260g and cost $4.15.
I merely placed the frozen roast in the slow cooker, with
- 2 tsp gravy mix
- 1/2 tsp garlic granules
- a pinch of thyme
- a handful of frozen chopped celery
- a handful of frozen chopped capsicum
- 1/4 cup tomato juice
- 1/4 cup water
- a dash of Worcestershire Sauce.
For a rare roast, cook three hours on low, med rare a little longer.
I am beginning to get an idea of how versatile a slow cooker can be.
Today serving with mashed potato and peas.