Every once in awhile, you just need to eat something that sounds tasty. For me, that frequently is the sandwich. I love a good salad, hotdish (casserole), grilled meat, but on occasion, the only thing which will satisfy my hunger is two pieces of bread with meat sandwiched in between. Sometimes its cold cut meats. Other times my preference is a creamy hot mess including some meat. Hummus and veggies are a good option, too. But, if I’m wanting to cook for a week and be able to freeze some of the food, a pork or beef sandwich is what tastes the best.
When these situations arise, I want to use my crockpot. Smelling the meat cooking throughout the day, with different flavors cooking into the meat is preferable. And, when trying to stay on budget, it’s a great way to cook a otherwise undesireable roast into an edible and delicious part of a meal. The meat mixture is also flexible enough to use almost anything up. I’ve used different dried fruits, beer I like and beer I don’t. I have yet to find a combination I haven’t liked.
For this meal, I tried to replicate a recipe I found a few years ago and cannot find again. Ugh. I hate it when that happens. Good thing I started this blog so I can write down recipes as I go.
3-4 lb roast – whatever cut is on sale
1 onion, sliced and diced
Seasoning salt of your preference
1/3 c dried cranberries, blueberries, or fruit of your choice
1 bottle of beer
Place the meat in the crockpot and sprinkle a generous tablespoon of seasoning salt on it. I used Lynch’s Steak Shaker. Dice the onion and throw it in the crockpot. Throw in the dried fruit. Open the bottle of beer and pour it on top. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. At the end, shred the beef and stir so onion and fruit is mixed in. Serve on whichever preferred bread object you like!