Slow Cooker chili braised beef

Chili Braised Beef #glutenfree #beef #jerf #slowcooker

Yesterday, I had no brain about me when I went to the supermarket. I needed to grab a quick dinner for that night so I picked up a rotisserie chicken and some salad. But what I was really thinking about was that burger from HG Sply Co in Dallas. I’ve got to play around with that meal in my kitchen so I can post my own version of it here on the blog. I’m thinking of doing a lamb burger but that is still up in the air.  In any case, I tried (while at the supermarket with no list) to pull together the ingredients for a couple nights of meals so that we can cobble through a few dinners before making our way back to the supermarket.  Silly me forgot that Meyer can eat a giant container of salad in one night! I only picked up salad fixings for one night….so that means I’ll be back at the supermarket this afternoon.

What I wanted, was a meal that wouldn’t keep me in the kitchen but would be ready for an early dinner. I had picked up a bottom round roast which is perfect for braising when thinking of making a beef mushroom soup or a wine braised stew.  However, both of those required other ingredients not found in the house. So instead I came up with this slow cooker chili braised beef. I’d usually throw a meal like this into the oven but today I don’t have enough time to watch a pot. So instead the slow cooker sits on the counter to do all the heavy work.  To prep:  I cut the beef into inch pieces to make it cook a bit faster, seared it, and then added in three chipotle chili in adobo and a small can of diced tomatoes with green chili to the slow cooker. I set it on high as I decided all this midday instead of early in the morning. This slower cooker chili braised beef is a perfect easy meal that satisfies my craving for spicy food.  It’ll be the perfect topping for crunchy romaine lettuce with a side of guacamole and a bit of grated cheddar cheese. Yum.

Slow Cooker Chili Braised Beef

Yield: 6-8

Serving Size: 1/2 cup of braised beef

Ingredients

  • 3lb bottom chuck roast, cut into inch cubes
  • 1 small can of petit diced tomatoes with green chili
  • 2-4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 TBSP Coconut Oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a sauté pan over medium high heat, adding in the coconut oil once it reaches temperature.
  2. Add in cubed beef in two batches, making sure not to over crowd the pan. Try to get a nice sear on each side of each cube of beef. Taking 1 min per side.
  3. When all meat is seared add it to the slow cooker with a tbsp of salt.
  4. Add in the diced tomatoes and the chipotle peppers, stir to combine.
  5. Set slow cooker on high for at least 4 hours and on low for 8 hours.
  6. When finished you may remove the beef and boil the sauce over a medium high heat on the stove to reduce it into a thicker sauce.
  7. Serve shredded braised beef over shredded romaine lettuce with guacamole and shredded cheddar cheese.

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