Crockpot Love

October 7, 2012

I love a good crock pot meal… it’s a no brainer.  You gather your ingredients, throw it in, toss that baby on low, and go enjoy your day.  Absolutely the best, and really hard to screw up.

Here’s one that’s a staple in our house.  Today I used a Beef Loin, but generally, we do pork because it’s on sale more frequently, and usually a bit more budget friendly.

1- two to three pound beef or pork loin
2 bottles of red wine. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive… a table red works great, as well as a cab sauv.  (Note- you only need 1 bottle for the recipe itself, the other bottle is for you to drink- for me, that’s a must and ensures that I won’t take a straw out and start drinking red wine out of my crock pot. I’m just sayin’.) 
1 bundle of mini gold potatoes
1 bag of baby carrots
1 pack of onion soup mix
1 glass of water
Italian seasoning to taste- I usually throw some in so that it covers much of the top- generally, that works for us.

Throw it all in your crock pot.  Let it go on LOW for 6-8 hours, or HIGH for 4.  Not only will your house smell divine, but you will have tender, falling apart, delicious meat and veggies.  Depending on your wine, your pork will turn a little reddish/purplish- that’s totally normal.


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