autumn/winter essential: yummy beef in chili sauce

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By Andy Anderson !
from Wichita, KS

I pulled a roast out of the walk-in with every intention of doing some kind of pot roast thing. After staring at that frozen lump of beef for a couple of minutes, I decided that I did not want a pot roast thing, and to be honest, no one else did either. I thought about it, worked on it most of the night, and this what came out. A really rich, spicy sauce that will warm your heart on the coldest of Autumn/Winter days, combined with melt in your mouth beef. What you serve with it is up to you, but I will give you a few suggestions. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves Several
prep time 10 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For autumn/winter essential: yummy beef in chili sauce

  • PLAN/PURCHASE
  • THE BEEF AND SPICES
  • 2 lb
    beef roast, cubed into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 c
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • OTHER STUFF
  • 1 sm
    yellow onion, medium dice
  • 2 Tbsp
    ancho chili powder
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • WET STUFF
  • 1 c
    beef stock, not broth
  • 8 oz
    tomato sauce, 1 small can
  • 1/2 c
    filtered water
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • FINISHING TOUCHES
  • 1 Tbsp
    siracha sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    hot sauce, i prefer frank’s
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How To Make autumn/winter essential: yummy beef in chili sauce

  • 1
    PREP/PREPARE
  • 2
    You will need a slow cooker, crockpot, or Instant Pot, to make this recipe.
  • 3
    The Roast I am using a chuck roast; however, with the long cook times of a slow cooker, just about any type of beef will probably do just fine
  • 4
    The Paprika There are lots of varieties of paprika floating around out there. I like a hot variety; however, if you want to cool it down a bit you could always use something milder.
  • 5
    Make of it What You Will This dish is basically sauce and meat, so serving it up is up to you. How about piling it up on some good garlic mash, or maybe egg noodles; even rice would be an excellent option.
  • 6
    Here are a couple of recipes that go well with this dish: https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/side/rice-side/side-essentials-spicy-rice-dish.html https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/side/side-potatoes/low-fat-horseradish-mash-potatoes.html?r=4 https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/main-course/pasta/master-recipe-egg-noodle-dough.html?r=12
  • 7
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 8
    In the bowl of your slow cooker, mix the salt, pepper, and flower together, then toss in the cubed beef until nicely coated. Then, add the “OTHER STUFF” ingredients and mix until combined.
  • 9
    Before tossing the beef with the flour, pat it dry with a few paper towels.
  • 10
    Finally add the “WET STUFF” ingredients and stir to combine.
  • 11
    Set your slow cooker to low, and cook until the beef is fork tender, about 5 – 6 hours.
  • 12
    In the last hour, stir in the “FINISHING TOUCHES” ingredients.
  • 13
    PLATE/PRESENT
  • 14
    Serve with rice, mashed taters, egg noodles, or whatever you choose. Enjoy.
  • 15
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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