|This roast literally cuts with a fork, |
which I've shown in the photograph
while lifting it up from the serving platter
to cut into slices - it turns out
moist and delicious every time...
Prep: 20 Mins. |
Slow Cooker: 8 Hrs.
Posted by Sandra
***Note: I take my venison roast out of the refrigerator 1 hour beforehand to come to room temperature prior to searing***
1 tablespoon peanut oil
--(high smoke point, needed for searing); plus for brushing on roast
1 (3 lb.) venison roast (moose, or beef, buffalo, or pork)
2 large garlic cloves, cut lengthwise into quarters
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4" cubes
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 (15 oz. cans) diced tomatoes, with juices
½ teaspoon dried rosemary
½ teaspoon dried sage
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
-- Prepared steamed Basmati Rice
Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dry the venison roast with paper towels. Using a paring knife, cut eight random slits into various areas of roast, and insert a slivers of garlic into each. Brush the roast with peanut oil (for seasoning to adhere), and sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, and sear in the piping hot skillet until golden brown on all sides, about 2 to 3 minutes at a time.
While the venison roast is searing, add the potatoes, and onions to the cold slow cooker. Put the seared venison roast on top of the them, and place the carrots and celery around roast, including adding the remaining ingredients directly on top of roast. Cover, and turn the slow cooker on high for 30 minutes, and then to low for 7.5 hours.
Remove the cooked venison roast to a serving platter, and spoon the vegetable/sauce mixture around it; serving with steamed rice along side. – Enjoy!