Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Slow Cooker Rainbow Dinner

My local grocery had purple potatoes on special this week. I had never done any cooking with them, but had heard plenty about them on the chef competition shows I occasionally binge-watch while working. I grabbed some "must sell today" boneless cuts of beef and built this hearty--and colorful--meal from there.

Into the slow cooker went the following, in this order:
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
7 large carrots, chopped
Bag of purple potatoes
1 lb boneless beef
A sprinkling of coarse sea salt
3 yellow onions, quartered

It cooked on low for 9 hours and smelled amazing.

We each added salt and pepper to taste when it was time to eat, and we ate well. The potatoes were great, although Pip was simultaneously mesmerized and horrified that they were purple on the inside, too.

It later occurred to me that with some fresh tomatoes, steamed broccoli, and ripe blueberries, we would have truly covered the color spectrum. Maybe next time!

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