Sunday, October 2, 2011

Italian Beef Roast and Smoked Gruyere Smashed Potatoes

Sunday is a wonderful day for slow cooked meals and relaxing.  Here's what I created in the woman cave ~

Italian Roast Beef

1 3 pound beef roast - use your favorite cut
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup your favorite red wine - I used Pinot Noir
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil

Place beef broth and wine at bottom of crock pot.  Place roast in and place all the spices on top.  Cover and cook for 6 hours on low.

Smoked Gruyere Smashed Potatoes

2 pounds small red potatoes
1/4 cup  milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded smoked gruyere cheese
2 tbsp chives, snipped or minced
pepper to taste

Cut potatoes into 4 pieces and cook in a heavily salted sauce pan.  When fork tender, drain and mash.  Add in milk and sour cream.  Fold in cheese and stir until melted.  Add in chives and pepper.