Last week was a crazy for me, and while I'm (very) thankful for the busy-ness, I'm looking forward to being back to normal. A winner has been chosen in the Ninja Cooking System giveaway. A big congratulations to Barbara S!
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Who's ready for a quick and easy hunk-of-meat recipe? This is a 6-ingredient meal, that will leave you with scraped-clean plates.
serves 4 to 6
3 - 4 pounds meat (pot roast, pork roast, tri-tip, shortribs, chicken thighs)
1 (14-ounce) can cranberry sauce (I used jellied; your choice)
1 small onion, finely diced, or 1 heaping tablespoon dried onion flakes
8 cloves garlic, smashed (peeled first!)
2 tablespoons soy sauce (La Choy and Tamari wheat free are gluten free)
2 tablespoons prepared dijon mustard
I used a 6-quart slow cooker. If you aren't using a large piece of meat, a 4-quart will do just fine. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and whisk together so the cranberry sauce is broken up and the dijon is evenly distributed. Pour over the top of the meat.
Cover, and cook on low for 7 hours, or on high for 4 hours.
I cooked 3 pounds of frozen oxtails on high for 4 hours in a 6-quart, and then they stayed on warm for another 2 hours before serving.
Serve with rice or quinoa and something green (we did asparagus; just rinsed and microwaved on high for 3 minutes, then topped with salt and pepper).
I was certain I made this before for the site, but maybe it was in a book or for another site. Anyhow, if this looks familiar, I apologize! It's a spoof on the sweet mustard roast and the super easy cranberry roast. I love how the dijon plays off the cranberry sauce -- the mustard flavor is definitely there and cuts down on the sometimes-too-sweet cranberry.
I bought a bunch of cranberry sauce on sale when I was planning my cranberry party, but if you'd prefer to use a homemade version, go for it!
Have a wonderful week, and happy slow cooking (and yay Niners)!