Having fun with sew days and virtual retreats sometimes means firing up the slow cooker to have a hot meal at the end of the day. I’ve talked about Asian influences in food before, and I really like the Black Bean Garlic Sauce I found in the Asian foods aisle at the grocery store. It is packed with flavor!
I’ve used it before in a ground pork dish served on noodles (Black Bean Noodles with Pork and Mushrooms) and thought it would hold up well as a sauce on beef for the slow cooker. So, I began with a pot roast and spread about three tablespoons of the sauce over one side.
In the 4-quart slow cooker, I sprayed the slow cooker with cooking spray, and then put a layer of sliced onions to provide a base to place the roast.
I put the roast in next, with the sauce side down.
Then, the top of the roast is coated with another three tablespoons of the black bean garlic sauce. I did not add any other seasoning. I did add a half cup of water in the bottom just to start it off.
Cover on, cooked on low for 7 hours, while I happily sewed and chatted with friends on Zoom.
Yum, it was delicious! The thick sauce makes a nice topping that stayed on the top. I made a quick rice dish for My Sweet Babboo, plus a salad for both of us.
Moist and tender, packed with flavor, and easy!
What is your go-to meal for the slow cooker?