Friday, February 08, 2013

The Roast

The Roast is in the crock pot.

Yes, I refer to it now as just The Roast.

I first happened upon this bit of heaven on Pinterest last fall. I pinned it into the Supper category thinking it might be different, but good. The original Pinner called it a Mississippi Roast. I have no idea if it originated in the southern state with way too many double consonants in its name, but I do know one thing....

This is the best roast!

In January 2013, my wife and son and I began a new eating regime (I just hate using the word 'diet' - it has such a negative connotation). D & J are on a structured plan through a local nutritionist and I followed along (but am not participating in the various products they are required to eat). Since I'm a person with Type I Diabetes using an insulin pump, I decided to not do the product, but just eat healthier and really watch my carbs (and it is working!).

When they came home the first day, I asked what all it entailed.....

Low Carbs.
High Protien.
Very Little Dairy.
and lots and lots of vegetables!

I immediately thought of this roast recipe I had pinned last fall. With a few modifications, it works well into our new eating plan and we've made it several times (and have eaten every bit of it!)

I modified the original recipe by cutting down on the butter. With the three tablespoons it has, I can't imagine what it would taste like with an entire stick of butter!!!

Here we go!

The Roast
1 bottom round beef roast (the one in the photos is 2.5 lbs)
1 package of dry ranch dressing mix (can you believe the store brand is only 69 cents and Hidden Valley is $2.00 for the EXACT SAME THING?)
1 package of Au Jus gravy mix
3 tablespoons of REAL butter
5-6 Pepperocini peppers

Put the roast in the crock pot (fat side down). Empty the ranch mix on the roast. Empty the au jus mix on the roast. Put the peppers and the butter on top. Cook on low in the crock pot all day.

That's it. Yes, that's it!

Hope I remember to take a pic of it when it is done this evening before we all go crazy for it!

Went home at lunch to check on the beauty and this is how she looks!

Came home from work and it was ready!!!!!


Rob McDonald said...

Lets see a picture of the finished product, or how bout a fork pic.

Nicely done, keep up the good work :)

Susan said...

Thanks, Andy. Giving it a whirl!