In the late 1960's I got this from a small Restaurant outside of Houma Louisiana. I remember I "oiled" the cook's vocal cords with a lot of cold Jax Beer to finesse the recipe out of him. About the only thing I've changed is re figuring it for the crock pot.
- 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes in puree
- 1 cup beef stock or 1 cup chicken stock
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 bay leaf
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3 lbs chuck roast, lean, trimmed of fat, cut into 1 1/2 inch thick steaks
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 onions, chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons flour
- Add tomatoes, stock, thyme, basil, red pepper flakes and bay leaf to the crock pot set on high; mix well.
- Mix cayenne, black pepper, and salt. Rub well into the roast.
- Heat a cast iron pan, add oil and brown meat on all sides. Add to crock pot.
- Sauté the vegetables in the drippings until tender. Add flour and cook for two minutes, stirring constantly.
- Add vegetables to the crock pot.
- Cover, reduce heat to low and cook 6-7 hours.
- Cut into serving size portions.
- Serve on a bed of rice.
In just one day I had quite a few happenings. I noticed while in Walmart I had a rather large split in the side seam of my sweat pants, later I checked an old lottery ticket and won $25, much to my delight I witnessed my arch enemy humbled on facebook and, lastly, I made a delicious crockpot Cajun Pot Roast. What a day...what a day! I should wear those split sweats more often.
Another crock pot winner . I enjoyed the gentle kick that the red pepper and cayenne pepper gave the broth. I'm glad you shared this recipe with us.
Great recipe that my family loved! The roast was flavorful, fall-apart tender, and moist. The veggies and sauce served over rice were amazing too. The only changes I made were to use fresh pureed tomatoes because I was out of canned and I left the roast whole instead of cutting it into steaks. I will be making this again, and again, and again.