Saturday, April 9, 2011

We love any meal with Mexican flavors!

This week, we had another meal inspired by a Managers Special at the store! Bottom Round roast was reduced for quick sale at Sam's Club (still had 5 days until it's "Use By" date). I got a $15 roast for $5! It was nice and lean not much waste :) We weren't hungry for pot roast, so I decided to give it a little Mexican Flare!

This hunk of meat is going to find a home in the crock pot, but first...get a nice sear on all sides! I seasoned with just salt and pepper and seared with a little olive oil.

In the crock pot...I put 5 cloves of garlic, a small  handful of dried red chilies, and 1 tsp of dried Mexican Oregano.

To this, I added the browned roast and 1 can of beef broth. I also added about half a can of water. 

I cooked my roast on high for about 4 hours and then flipped and turned the crock pot to low for another 6 hours. The end result...very tender meat that was falling apart as I removed it!

Shred meat and find lots of fun ways to use it! We had it in tacos the first night with fresh lime and homemade salsa. Also a great filling for burritos, enchiladas or quesadillas!! We got 4 meals out of our roast...pretty good deal :)


  1. Looks yummy, Kathleen! We did something similar to this last week, too...I made the Shredded Beef for Tacos from Allrecipes and topped with homemade salsa. I can't wait for the Farmer's Markets to open next month so we can get those fresh veggies! :)

  2. That was a great deal, Kathleen and wonderful meal ideas...thanks for posting it!