Every week, Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore unearths recipes that are nothing short of genius.Today: A feel-good pot roast made in the slow cooker.
Last month, I got an email from my mom titled "Thinking of you" -- it was a picture of the inside of her slow-cooker.
"There's a lovely pot roast under there perfectly seared like a giant chicken fried steak," she wrote.
She must have been remembering my pot roast phase, or protracted slump, after I graduated from college. I'd just started a job I hated (analyzing car lease portfolios, if you must know) and I was weathering a breakup badly. The only thing I liked doing was planning what I would cook for dinner.
But I wasn't in possession of anything as nice as a Crock-Pot, and certainly there was no Le Creuset braiser on the shelf next to my roommate's George Foreman Grill. My specialty was zucchini tacos with blue cheese.
So what I longed for was pot roast -- in a loud, primal aching for comfort food -- and it's what I asked forRead More »from The Ultimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast