We like to experiment in the kitchen, and when my husband and kids mentioned that a nice beef pot roast would be good, in this cold, wet, blizardy, below-zero weather, I thought it would be a good time for me to try something I’d been thinking about for quite a while.

So I got the crockpot out of the pantry, took a frozen beef roast out of the freezer, and Butcher's Prime Pot Roast, crockpot dinnerstook a pack of Butchers Prime Brisket Injection from the spice rack. Oh, and an onion from the bin.

Bear in mind that this is NOT what is ordinarily done with a meat injection.

Here’s what I did:


1 frozen beef roast, about three pounds
1 large onion, chopped
1 Butchers Prime Brisket Injection
Water, to cover the beef roast

What to do:

Put the beef roast in the slow cooker, and add water to cover it. Scatter the chopped onion over the water’s surface, and put the Butcher’s Prime Brisket Injection on top of it all.

Put the lid on the crockpot and set it on “low.” Set your timer for 10 hours. Go to bed. Or go to work.

As the meat heats and thaws, the flavor of the onion and the Butchers Prime will soak through the meat and permeate it with awesomesauce. That was the theory.

The actuality was that the theory was correct!

My family ate that pot roast like piranha on a cow’s hind leg. There was enough left for exactly one sandwich the next day, which my husband literally grabbed out of my hand and took to work with him.

Pot roast is always tender and delicious when made in a crockpot, but Butcher’s Prime Pot Roast was the best thing that’s hit our dinner table in a long time. So tender, we could cut it with a fork. So delicious, my family sounded like an orchestra tuning up while they gobbled it down.

Ordinarily, with a meat injection, you would, well, inject it into the meat. This time, I let the crockpot’s steamy slow heat soak gradually into the meat. Either way, you’ll have perfection on a plate.

It’s so easy and so much fun to experiment in your kitchen with Texas Pepper Jelly products. One of the best parts of that is that you can sample the products as you measure and use them. That’s because everything is easier and better and more fun if you have a slab of cream cheese covered with pepper jelly to dip crackers into while you work at other things.

Need a suggestion for next Sunday’s dinner? Consider your wish granted.