Autumn Apple Pot Roast Recipe

We've had the most delightful autumn weather this week. Deep blue skies and gorgeous, colorful leaves greet me at every turn.

It's remarkable how our tastes seem to change right along with the leaves. Abandoning salads in favor of hearty, heavier meals.

This idea was inspired by an email I got from a new Park City resident, who dolled up one of my recipes with apples.

Hmmm... I thought to myself. I've got apples coming out my ears! Two trees laden with fruit that I've been picking every other day and... feeding to the horses. 

I guess it's about time we humans enjoy this plentiful harvest...

Autumn Apple Pot Roast ~ Crock Pot Recipe

  • 1 - average size pork roast. Or, beef chuck roast (I tend to buy whichever is on sale.)
  • 3 or 4 - chopped shallots (Or, a half average size yellow or white onion.)
  • 5 or 6 - garlic cloves, chopped into bits (I tend to go hog wild with the garlic...)
  • 2 - tart apples, sliced into wedges
  • 1/2 - cup applesauce
  • 1 - 32 oz low sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • Dash of celery salt and/salt and pepper to taste

IMHO you don't need to be very exact when you're tossing goodies into a crock pot. I let this simmer for about 6 hours. It was sweet and tender and really quite delightful.

Buon Appetito!

1 comment:

Don Rowat said...

What is the altitude where you are doing this pot roast? I was told that whenever you cook in a slow cooker at an altitude of 6000ft. or more that more water and time is required. Also, use high setting instead of low.
Any comments?