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Slow Cooked Beef Recipe

Slow Cooked Beef Recipe

Susan Garoutte of Georgetown, Texas serves this popular German entree with potato pancakes and vegetables. Crushed gingersnaps, lemon and vinegar give the marinated slow-cooked beef an gravy their appetizing sweet-sour flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 6 hours 10 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups cider vinegar, divided
  • 2 large onions, sliced, divided
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced
  • 15 whole cloves, divided
  • 6 bay leaves, divided
  • 6 whole peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 beef sirloin tip roast (3 pounds), cut in half
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 gingersnap cookies, crumbled

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 1 cup water, 1 cup vinegar, half of the onions, lemon, 10 cloves, four bay leaves, peppercorns, sugar and salt; mix well. Add roast. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Place roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker; add pepper and remaining water, vinegar, onions, cloves and bay leaves. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 3. Remove roast and keep warm. Discard bay leaves. Stir in gingersnaps. Cover and cook on high for 10-15 minutes or until gravy is thickened. Slice roast; serve with gravy. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3 ounces cooked beef with 1/4 cup gravy) equals 214 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 495 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.