I have become addicted to using apple juice in just about everything I cook. It’s this thing I have where I fall in love with something and do it until it’s played out. Kinda like the radio when a new single drops. My last kick was cilantro, and while I still use it when I cook, I’ve successfully moved on to 100% apple juice (not from concentrate).

What I love about using the apple juice is the balance it brings when you use pepper and Cajun spices. It perfects the taste by adding a fruity layer without the sweetness, a little something like a good wine. I love tasting the fruitiness but I don’t want it to be sweet. So next time you’re in the kitchen add a little Apple juice to whatever you’re cooking and more than likely you’ll be satisfied!

Here’s what you need:

  • 3 1/2 pound beef roast
  • 4 tbsp Lawry’s seasoning salt (my lifeline)
  • 3 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 lb celery, chopped
  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • 2 large white potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cups 100% Apple juice (not from concentrate)

Here’s what you do:

  • Rub your entire roast with 2 tbsp seasoning salt, 2 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning. Yes you need to get your hands dirty.
  • Sear for 5 minutes on each side at 350 degrees. I use an electric griddle, but you can also use a frying pan or cast iron pan
  • Add half of your vegetables to the crock pot
  • Add roast and cover with remaining veggies
  • Sprinkle 2 tbsp seasoning salt, 1/2 tbsp black pepper, 1/2 tbsp onion powder and 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • Pour 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar and 3 cups 100% Apple juice (not from concentrate)
  • Cook on low for 8 hours
  • Stick a fork in it and watch it pull apart like butter!

Even though it seems like a lot of salt in the ingredients, this roast isn’t salty at all because the Apple juice balances all of that out. You can eat this roast over rice, but I prefer to have it with bread or a roll so I can sop up all of the juices and enjoy all of its goodness.

Posted by:RC

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