Beef Pot Roast
A Queen Victoria favorite.
Once again, we venture into discovering another favorite dish of Queen Victoria: Beef Pot Roast. Adapted from an Allrecipes recipe, this dish incorporates potatoes - a personal culinary weakness of the queen, no matter the manner in which they were cooked.
Despite Queen Victoria's reputation for having a big appetite, one should know that she maintained a healthy body weight most of her life. It was only once her husband, Prince Albert, died in 1861 that she turned to food for comfort. Albert was the love of her life and they had 9 children together. Even after Albert died, Victoria continued to celebrate their wedding anniversary. An entry from her personal diary in 1897 showed her writing about him as "her life" and about her anniversary as a "beloved day".
Some specifications for this particular recipe: * if your beef comes wrapped in a net keep this during cooking to maintain the shape of the meat. The net is made of cotton and will not melt in the slow cooker. * dry herbs such as rosemary and thyme go well in a slow cooker. Usually, fresh herbs are to be added only at the end of a dish. * leftover tomato paste stores well in the freezer, portioned in an ice cube tray.
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