Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Handsome Hunk of Beef for V Day

This is one of Jonathan’s favorite dishes. It’s become a Valentine’s Day tradition. I can smell it slow cooking now. Set up in the early a.m. so I simply flippd the switch later on. In between because I’m a writer I compose a sexy scene – handwritten for a more sensual experience.

Approximately 3 pound bottom round roast (or other cut if you prefer).
1 large onion peeled and cut in half-inch slices
1 ½ tsp. each cinnamon, paprika, garlic powder.
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 package onion soup mix
1 cup beef broth or bouillon

Mix together cinnamon, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Wash beef in water and pat dry with paper towels. Rub beef all over with cinnamon etc. mix.
Heat olive oil in skillet to sizzling. Brown beef on all sides 2 minutes per side.
Place onion slices in a layer to cover the bottom of your crockpot/slow cooker. Place browned beef on top of onion slices.
Combine onion soup mix with broth or bouillon. Pour over beef in crockpot/slow cooker.
Cook on high for 6 hours.
[Optional – Add peeled potatoes and carrots cut in large chunks halfway through cooking time.]

This is an author-easy recipe that pleases all the senses with its deep dark aroma and juicy tender texture and reassuring sizzle and rich reddish-brown color. Plus it tastes delicious. At least that’s what my handsome hunk husband Jonathan says.

Try it on somebody you love soon and please let me know what they think of this Recipe for Writers.


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