Slow cookers are convenient for busy people. Fill it up in the morning and come home to a hot, ready, delicious meal.
Advantages to using a Crock Pot
- Longer cooking time adds more flavor and yields higher nutrient content.
- It’s rare to burn or scorch foods in a slow cooker
- Saves on a lot of dish washing several pots and pans to create a meal.
- A crock pot uses a lot less energy that the stove top or oven.
- It reduces our consumption of processed, packaged foods that are void of much nutrition and full of a variety of chemicals.
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This recipe for Crock-Pot Venison Pot Roast is an inexpensive and easy meal. And it is loaded with nutrition. Did you know that food cooked in a slow cooker retains more nutrients than when it’s cooked faster – as on the stove?
Onions are loaded with nutrition. Vitamins A, C and B6. Minerals Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.. Wow. Celery is packed with essential vitamins and minerals including folate, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin C. Carrots are a good source of antioxidants, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin C, niacin and vitamin B6.
Crock-Pot Venison Pot Roast Recipe
2 pounds venison roast (can substitute beef)
1 cup organic, low sodium beef or veg stock
2 pounds potatoes, cubed
1 large or 2 smaller organic onions (cut into wedges)
2 cloves of fresh garlic (diced)
4 or 5 organic carrots cut into large chunks
2 stalk organic celery cut into large chunks
2 sage leaves (dried or fresh)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
- Season the roast with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; brown roast on all sides, about 4 minutes per side.
- Transfer roast to a slow cooker.
- Pour the beef stock into the skillet, and bring to a boil.
- Add the broth, carrots, celery, potatoes, onions, garlic, sage and bay leaf (salt and pepper to taste) into crock-pot. cover and cook on Low for 6 to 7 hours or until roast is cooked thru.
You can add the parsley about half way thru or later.
NOTES: For faster cooking time, slice roast before adding to the crock pot.
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