Crockpot Cranberry-Orange Beef Recipe
Crockpot Cranberry-Orange Beef Notes
After the departure of a house-guest left me with half a jug of uninteresting cranberry juice, pondering what I could use it for led to this.
- 1 1/2 pounds stew beef
- 2 cups cranberry juice
- 1/2 cup burgundy
- 3 juniper berries
- 3 whole black peppercorns
- 6 whole cloves
- 6 whole allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- grated zest of one orange
Serves / Yields
Add beef, cranberry juice, wine and spices into crock-pot and simmer on high for 4 hours or until meat is tender. Add orange zest and stir. Serve hot.
- This recipe shines brightest when you use actual 100% cranberry juice, but it's perfectly tasty with plain old cranberry cocktail too. If you do use pure unsweetened cranberry juice, I recommend adding 1 cup honey along with the zest to offset the overpowering sourness of unadulterated cranberry.