This is a sponsored post. Hamilton Beach sent me a product for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
I’ve been known to use my slow cooker sometimes. Shoot, I did write a book that involved having a slow cooker on every surface in my kitchen for months every day.So when Hamilton Beach sent me their new Set ‘n Forget® 6 qt.Programmable Slow Cooker Review I know I’m going to say a thing or two.
1. It is programmable. For slow cookers, this is a must. Seriously, you shouldn’t even be buying one right now unless it’s programmable.
2. It has a built-in thermometer that you insert directly into the meat so the slow cooker turns to the warm setting once it reaches the desired temperature. Friends, this is a very nice feature, especially for chicken. People overcook chicken in the slow cooker all the time and dry it out.
3. There are snap buttons on the cover. If you’ve ever tried transporting food in a slow cooker, you’ll immediately know why it’s a genius feature. It even has a nice seal to go with those snaps so you can stay safe from spills while in transit. Fraction!
4. It will beep when programmed so you know for sure it’s on. If you’ve ever come home to a cold slow cooker, you’ll love the beeping sound it makes.
1. The display cannot be read in direct sunlight. Not even real direct sunlight, just bright light. I just put it on the kitchen counter and had to keep my hands on the display to read it.
That’s really my only complaint. This is a quality slow cooker with some really nice extra features.
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I’ve decided to bring you a super easy slow cooker dish for fall. One of my favorite fall flavor combinations is beef and horseradish. Without getting too wordy, let’s just say this is a killer sandwich, and it’s really good on a pretzel roll.
Preparation time: <10 minutes
Slow Cooker Time: 8 hours
supply: 6 to 8
1 (2 to 3 pound) roast beef
salt and pepper
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 onion, sliced
You’ll also need: bread rolls or bread and prepared horseradish
1. Season the roast well with salt and pepper. Heat heavy skillet to high heat. Sear the roast on all sides.transfer the roast to slow cooker.
2. Pour Worcestershire sauce over the roast. Sprinkle the crushed garlic over the roast. Top with sliced onions.
3. Cover the pot and cook on low heat for 8 hours.
4. Shred the beef.
5. Serve on rolls sprinkled with prepared horseradish. Use as much or as little horseradish as you like. I like it nice and spicy.
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prepare your own horseradish
Preparing your own horseradish is as easy as it is dangerous. You heard me: Dangerous. Don’t let that scare you. As long as you know in advance that it involves some danger, you’ll probably end up pretty safe. It is ignorance and denial that cause horseradish to hurt.
1. Peel the horseradish with a peeler or cut off the outer layer with a sharp knife.
2. Place the horseradish in a food processor and secure the lid. Process the horseradish by pulsing it a few times until it is mostly reduced to pieces. The horseradish smoke is very strong at this point. Protect your face and eyes from any direct exposure to fumes. Trust me, when you remove the lid, make sure it’s lifted in a way that’s still protective for you so you don’t get hit with a strong blast of horseradish-flavored air.
3. Add the vinegar to the horseradish in a steady stream during processing until it reaches a paste-like consistency.
4. For a creamy version, add the horseradish to some sour cream, or some heavy cream to the horseradish and stir together.