Hi All, Oona Here :)

When it rains it pours, and on the farm, that means mud and more mud. The grass is happy, though waterlogged, and that makes the animals and us happy, though wet. I am more and more convinced these days that the slow cooker is the perfect winter cooking vehicle. As we are out with the animals, repairing our dam in the rain and mud, and getting soaked to the bone, our dinner is cooking away ready and hot. To me, that is one of the simple pleasures: Being out in the elements, knowing that there is a stew or something waiting that by the end of the day will be satisfying and full of flavor.

This recipe is fast becoming one of my winter favorites.  The tomatillo base with a subtle smoky chipotle spice is good in everything, over rice and beans, between slices of bread - or throw it all in a burrito or taco and you're set.  Add roasted pumpkin and sauted veggies for a nourishing bowl of YUM. The perfect combination, to warm the soul and nourish the body while pleasing the taste bud.  My favorite kind of meal ;-)

 

Slow cooked Chipotle Beef Brisket

 

I n g r e d i e n t s

1 thawed beef brisket 1-3Lbs

1 12OZ jar of tomatillo salsa

1  yellow onion diced

1-3 dried chipotle peppers, deseeded and chopped up small.

4-5 cloves of garlic, chopped or use a garlic press.

 

1 cup of water

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of brown sugar

⅓ cup marinara sauce

1 Tablespoon of olive oil

 

I n s t r u c t i o n s:

Dice the onion and saute in a pan with the garlic and oil for 5-8 minutes on medium or until just translucent.  Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker, I would recommend adding 2 chipotle peppers the first time, add more if you like some spice.

 

Let it cook for almost as long as you can - 12 plus hours is the best. If it's cooking on high it can be a little less time. Cook until the Brisket can be easily pulled apart and shredded apart with 2 forks. Give it all a good mix and it’s ready to be enjoyed with beans, rice, vegetables, burritos, tacos, or in a sandwich. Sometimes If I want extra sauce I will add an extra jar of Tomatillo salsa.

Eat Well and Keep Warm.

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