/ Main Dishes
Slow Cooker Crock Pot
beef roast, arm, blade, or cross-rib
bacon, cut in half
fresh cilantro, snipped
jalapeno chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1Make a 1 1/2-inch deep cut across the beef roast.
2Wrap each clove of garlic in 1 piece of bacon and insert in the cut.
3Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper and spread the prepared mustard on.
4Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
5Cook beef in oil in a 4-quart dutch oven over medium heat until brown. Transfer to a crock pot. Add the rest of the ingredients.
6Cover and simmer until beef is tender, about 2 1/2 hours.
7Remove beef to warm plater.
8Remove bay leaves from the broth.
9Skim fat from the broth.
10Place 2 cups of the broth and vegetables in a blender container; cover and process on medium speed until smooth.