You know that you can make an unbelievable variety of dishes in your slow cooker—from Convenient Slow Cooker Lasagna to Parmesan Garlic Quick Bread—and not just beef stew. But the right cuts of beef, cooked slowly in a slow cooker’s moist heat, are beyond-this-world delicious.
Here is a great beef recipe with some unexpected ingredients. The cola and plums add a slightly sweet taste to the beef, which, as you’ve probably guessed, comes out tender and full of rich flavor when it’s done cooking.
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Makes 9 Servings
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 6-8 hours
Ideal slow cooker size: 6 – quart
3-lb. eye of round beef roast, trimmed of fat
12-oz. can cola
½ tsp. salt
1 large onion, sliced
1 rib celery, sliced
1 whole clove garlic
2 cups cut up fresh plums
1. Layer first six ingredients into slow cooker in order.
2. Cover. Cook on high 6-8 hours, or just until roast is tender but not dry.
3. Add plums for last hour of cooking. Cover.