I used to throw some veggies and meat in my slow cooker, turn it on for about 8 hours, and return to find some over cooked veggies and somewhat bland meat. I was inspired to make a rub after reading through America’s Test Kitchen’s Best-Ever Recipes and saw a recipe for Chuck Roast in Foil (page 6 in case you want to check it out).
The original recipe has celery seed, dried thyme, and cornstarch plus the above ingredients. (The quantities in my recipe differ from America’s Test Kitchen.)
I dipped my finger in this mixture to taste it and was very pleased with the way it tasted.
I only had half a bag of carrots in my refrigerator. They were starting to get old, but they were still good to eat.
This is a good way to use up some of your supply of russet potatoes.
Cutting it into large chunks makes it easy for picky eaters to pick it out. (Though when it cooked and became golden – my son thought it was a tasty potato!)
Notice the two bay leaves on top. You want to be sure to remove them after cooking. Why? Because, according to eHow, “because the bay leaf has a bitter flavor when eaten and is difficult to chew.”
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My dinner cooked perfectly in 6.5 hours.