A girl buys a kiwi slicer just once… and suddenly she has a reputation for being a kitchen gadget addict.
I may have a lot of useless kitchen tools and perhaps even appliances… but my slow cooker is one of my most used purchases of all time.
The one piece of advice that I give to new cooks (especially to bachelors): buy a slow cooker.
The reason that I love the slow cooker is because of recipes like the one that I’m sharing today: marinara beef roast. It’s a slow-cooked, savory dish that cooks while you sleep or while you work. You don’t need to babysit the dish on the stove-top or keep an eye on the oven. You just dump everything into the slow cooker and when you return from a long day of work, you’re greeted with the delicious aroma of slowly cooked spiced beef.
This marinara beef roast takes less than 5 minutes to prepare. It’s made with beef roast, your favorite jar of marinara sauce, onions and a few spices. I love preparing this in the morning before I leave for work, because that means that when I get home, I can head straight to the couch and be a little lazy before Roby gets home.
And oh just for the record… I actually use my kiwi slicer ALL the time… not for slicing kiwis (it’s terrible at that), but for lifting things out of muffin pans. It’s SO much better than using a knife.
What is your simplest beef roast recipe?
- Add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on low for 10 hours.
- Shred the beef, and cook for another hour on low with the lid slightly ajar.