I’m gonna let you in on a Dutch family recipe of mine that has been passed down from generation to generation. It is sure fire comfort food for me. Lately we have been trying to eat up the rest of our venison from last fall. It has been interesting trying to make meals with venison without a “gamey” taste. BUT let me just say – this recipe is very tasty without the game taste (because of the seasoning packet I cook it in). It is very versatile. (meaning) You can slow cook any meat you prefer, and the left overs are even better! I love, LOVE having the noodles on creamy/buttery mashed potatoes with homemade bread sticks as the side.
*Warning: This meal is easy and totally worth the time it takes to make it! I like to make the pot roast the day before, and take it out of the cold box right before I combine the homemade egg noodles with it.
Ready in: approx. 9.5 hours Servings: 12
Slow Cooker Ingredients:
- 1.5 lbs. red meat of choice
- 1 cup of water
- 1 envelope of McCormick Slow Cookers Hearty Beef Stew Seasoning
Slow Cooker Directions:
- Place meat on bottom of slow cooker
- Combine water and seasoning and pour over top of meat
- Cook on your low setting for 6-7 hours (Don’t open the lid!!)
- When fully cooked, place in refrigerator until ready to combine with egg noodles (SAVE DRIPPINGS)
Homemade Egg Noodle Ingredients:
- 2 cups flour
- 6 large eggs (roughly 1 cup worth)
- 1 teaspoon salt and pepper
Homemade Egg Noodle Directions:
- Combine flour, eggs, salt and pepper
- Use fork or mixer to make a dough ball
- Place dough ball on a floured surface and knead it for 3-5 minutes (Note: Add more flour if gooey, and finished dough ball should be elastic and springy!)
- Roll dough ball out till 1/8 thick (Note: Keep flipping and rolling out.)
- Make sure dough is dry before cutting (approx. 2 hours)
- Cut pot roast into 1 inch pieces
- Place meat and drippings in a dutch oven pan
- Add 4 cups beef broth (Note: You can substitute by using beef bouillon cubes.)
- Bring to a boil
- Stir in noodles a few at a time (Note: OR else they will stick together. Trust me that isn’t good eats!)
- Cook on medium heat for approx. 20 minutes, while stirring periodically (Note: If noodles have soaked up all the broth add more broth one cup at a time.)
If you are looking for a fast and easy recipe for bread sticks check out www.make-it-do.com. HIGHLY Recommended! The only change I made to the Easy Peasy Bread Stick Recipe was instead of rolling out 32 equal portions – I made 16 equal portions (8 per cookie sheet). I also only sprinkled garlic salt for its topping. My hubby and babes love them! The bread sticks too, are also great as left overs and one quick pop in the microwave makes them AMAZING!!
Time is a key opponent. Getting all key components done at the same time, can be a challenge. BUT you can do it. With all of the recipes I post, I hope you try it and let me know how it turns out!