Dave just harvested a LOAD of carrots fresh out of the garden. So to use up a few, I added several to this delicious dinner. I happen to have some homemade “sun dried” tomatoes, and fresh garlic from the garden as well. A jar of pepperoncini, some balsamic vinegar for a flavor pop and…bacon! Now your talking! Steam a pot of fresh broccoli on the side and dinner awaits!
If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, you know crock pot cooking happens a LOT at my house. It’s so convenient to load it up in the morning, set it and forget it. When you open the pot at the end of a busy day, wonderful meals await. All beautifully cooked. Just serve it up. I love that. It’s been so helpful when I’m gone a lot, or having a day where the errands pile up and I don’t know when I’ll get back home to cook.
I haven’t roasted meat in my oven for years. Slow cooking keeps the meat moist and fall off the fork tender. I usually cut the meat into one inch steaks and slow cook it smothered in flavorful ingredients to impregnate the meat thoroughly with the seasonings and marinades I’m using.
Today was another creative moment in my kitchen. I’ve been drying my own homemade sun dried tomatoes this week. So I’m experimenting with ways to season them and use them in my cooking. They became a key ingredient in this meal.
Our garden carrots and garlic really needed using, so in the pot they went…and then I found the peperoncini, the bacon… added in my favorite balsamic vinegar and a little brown sugar. Viola! The pot is ready to close up.
It’s a big job to use all this lovely garden produce. Way in the back you can see the green and white corner of our greenhouse. Many cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers live in there. We eat well in summer! I encourage you to find fresh, organic garden produce for your summer meals. Your local CSA, farmer’s market, roadside stand or food Co-op will be over flowing in highly nutritious, fresh veg this time of year. Go hunting!
Slow Cooker Pork Roast Recipe:
This is a dump it in and set the timer meal. You can make this recipe in your instant pot on the slow cooker function as well. I replaced my crock pot with an instant pot. I tell you more about that in my Instant Pot Six Gun Chili Recipe. Either a slow cooker or instant pot makes this dinner a no fuss experience and your family will love it! Enjoy.
Here is your Printable Crock Pot Recipe: