Slow-Cooked Southwestern Beef from Hinessightblog

 Today I wanted to share with everyone a blog I read often. 

On the Hines-Sight blog,  you’ll find simple, true Southern tales. Leigh will share the daily joys, chaos, and sometimes “pull your hair out” experiences of having small children in one’s forties.  The occasional pitfalls of living on one professional salary, her life experiences, her luxury hotel obsession, and a whole lot of This and That!   She says “Grab a cup of tea or glass of wine, sit back, and travel around the country with her as she takes a peak of some of the world’s best hotels”.  She loves to talk about travel, and if that trip involves a luxury hotel then she’s in heaven.   Her name is Leigh Powell Hines, and she started the Hines-Sight Blog right after her 42nd birthday to help melt a little bit of stress in her life.  She is a former TV Journalist/Communications Executive who made a major career change when she became a first-time and full-time stay-at-home mom at the age of 37.   She also writes weekly for the Raleigh News and Observer’s parenting site called  TriangleMom2Mom.   Her posts are featured on Wednesdays.

 You will find this recipe on her blog, but I loved it so much from the moment I read it and knew I needed to share it!  I really enjoyed just putting everything in the crock pot and letting it do ALL the work for me.  I devoured my sandwiches using the tortillas, but I am sure it is equally as good on a nice crusty roll.  Perfect for those busy summer nights when you have a lot to do before you can sit down to the dinner table.

As always Enjoy and Happy cooking,                                                    

Slow-Cooked Southwestern Beef

From “A Second Helping, Please!” Post
From: “A Dash of Down East–a second helping” by The Junior Guild of Rocky Mount, NC

1 3 to 4 pound chuck roast
Salt and pepper to taste
4  14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes with green chiles  (As I type this for you, I realized I only used two cans because sometimes I misread the recipe before going to the grocery store, but my version  with two cans was very tasty)
2 yellow onions, chopped (I only used half an onion, and also some Onion Onion from Tastefully simple)

Place roast in large crock pot and cover with remaining ingredients.  Cook for at least 6 hours (the longer the better), or until meat has shredded and all the liquid has absorbed into the beef.

Serve in Tortillas with lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, chopped onion (optional), and sour cream or toppings of your choice.

If you are a non-beef eater, I think the recipe would also work great with chicken breasts.
Hines-Sight Blog was granted permission to share this recipe from this cookbook


4 thoughts on “Slow-Cooked Southwestern Beef from Hinessightblog

  1. Well smokers are nice. Growing up, my Uncle would always do meat in the smoker and there isn’t anything that tastes better. But, I love my crock pot (slow cooker). I will never be without one. I love the fact I can throw a bunch of meat and veggies and a little liquid in one big pot and 8 hours later “All in one Dinne”r!


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