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With spring underway, many moms and dads are rushing to get the kids to extracurricular activities. It’s not always easy to get dinner on the table quickly, but one-pot meals make it doable – especially when you can utilize the slow cooker as your at-home chef. While pot roasts are our most popular slow cooker recipes, we know you need some variety in your pot roast repertoire. So we decided to stick with the theme and change it up just a touch. This version of a traditional slow cooker pot roast is made special with the addition of savory rosemary and sweet apricots, and we used beef brisket instead of chuck roast. You can use whichever cut you prefer – we’re just happy to change things up a little bit and add a something new to your arsenal.

Rosemary-Apricot  Brisket Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking - @hamiltonbeach


Rosemary-Apricot Brisket Pot Roast
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
3 teaspoons salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 (3 3/4 lb.) trimmed beef brisket
1 cup beef broth, divided
1 lb. baby carrots
1 lb. petite red potatoes, cut in half
2 medium onions, quartered
2/3 cup apricot preserves
3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/3 cup flour
Instructions
Heat oil in stovetop-safe slow cooker cookware over medium-high heat.
Rub 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper over both sides of beef. Add brisket to cookware; cook 8 minutes, turning at 4 minutes.
Remove brisket; set aside. Add 1/2 cup of broth to cookware; stirring until mixture is reduced.
Place cookware in base; add carrots, potatoes, onion, remaining salt and pepper. Top with brisket.
Stir preserves, vinegar, garlic, rosemary and remaining broth; pour over brisket.
Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or Low 7 1/2 to 8 hours.
Remove brisket and vegetables from crock.
Add flour to medium bowl; whisk in 1 cup liquid from crock. Heat crock over medium-high heat until mixture boils; gradually stir flour mixture into crock until mixture thickens.
Slice brisket before serving and serve with vegetables and gravy.
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This recipe in the Heritage Dish series highlights chewy, easy chiffon tarts from Ireland - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.comIn our Heritage Dish series, we feature Hamilton Beach employees and their favorite family recipes. This month, we highlight Martin Brady, Director of Consumer Marketing, and one of his family’s favorite Irish pastry recipes, Granny Brady’s Chiffon Tarts.

I would say we had quite traditional dinner meals, growing up in Ireland – meat, veg and potatoes. Not that potatoes aren’t a veg, but potato was very often the starch…and I do like potatoes! My son Aidan isn’t a fan of mashed potatoes, but my daughter Aislinn is. She often uses this to say she is more Irish than her brother.

This post in the Heritage Dish series highlights chewy, easy chiffon tarts from Ireland - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

While my mom Pauline is a great cook, I really love her baking – all from scratch! She still sends over about a dozen or two mini minced pies every Christmas Holiday. They are carefully packed in bubble wrap so they arrive intact…mostly. A Holiday tradition this time of year is Pancake Tuesday – Fat Tuesday here in the States. The pancakes we’d eat for dinner were lighter than those in the States, and we would drizzle them with lemon juice and top them with castor sugar. No maple syrup for us, but I hear my Mom now makes pancakes with Nutella on top for her millennial grandkids.

This recipe in the Heritage Dish series highlights chewy, easy chiffon tarts from Ireland - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

Another go-to staple for her grandkids is Granny’s Brady’s chocolate cake. It is the first thing my son thinks about whenever Granny Brady comes up in conversation. On one of our early trips to Ireland, he spied the chocolate cake on her kitchen countertop. He was offered a piece and has been forever smitten with the moist cake and chocolate-y iced filling. I haven’t quite mastered it yet in my own kitchen. Perhaps it is the flour … or the castor sugar, which is not always easy to get in the US.

This recipe in the Heritage Dish series highlights chewy, easy chiffon tarts from Ireland - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

Tea Brack was another favorite – a slice of buttered tea brack is the perfect accompaniment to a pot of tea when someone drops in to Céile (an Irish term meaning to visit or a social occasion with music and dancing.) Barm Bracks were always popular around Halloween. It was tradition to cook them with a surprise baked-in (usually a coin wrapped in grease-proof paper). The lucky person got the slice with the coin.

This recipe in the Heritage Dish series highlights chewy, easy chiffon tarts from Ireland - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

Granny Brady’s Chiffon Tarts are another favorite treat I remember my mom making. These are delicate and luxurious coconut-topped treats baked on a special pan. (Editor’s note: We used a 12-cavity whoopie pie pan with great success.) The crust is flaky and tastes like shortbread, and there is a nice pop of chewy, fruity tartness from the apricot preserves. I wanted to share this recipe with you, as my mother has been kind enough to share it with me, and the Test Kitchen has been kind enough to recreate it here.

This post in the Heritage Dish series highlights chewy, easy chiffon tarts from Ireland - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com This recipe in the Heritage Dish series highlights chewy, easy chiffon tarts from Ireland - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

 


Granny Brady’s Chiffon Tarts
YIELDS: 12 servings

Ingredients
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsalted butter, cut in 1-inch pieces
6 Tablespoons very cold water
1 large egg
½ cup sugar
½ cup grated or flaked sweetened coconut, packed
¼ cup apricot preserves
Powdered sugar for garnish
Instructions
Add flour and chilled butter pieces to food processor bowl. Pulse several times, just until the butter is chopped. Slowly add cold water and pulse until the mixture is in pea-sized pieces. Do not over-process. Gather pieces to form dough. Small butter pieces should still be visible in dough.
Remove pastry dough from bowl and form into a 1-inch thick disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Lightly sprinkle flour on pastry cloth or parchment paper and rolling pin. Unwrap pastry dough and roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter about 3-inches in diameter, cut 12 circles of pastry. Gather dough and reroll as needed.
Gently press each pastry circle into bottom and sides of tart or whoopie pie pan, being careful not to stretch dough. Add 1 teaspoon apricot preserves to center of each tart. Set aside.
Combine egg, sugar and coconut in medium bowl. Spoon an equal amount of mixture on top of the apricot preserves in tarts.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Cool 10 minutes and remove to wire cooling rack. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
Notes
In our testing, we found higher quality preserves and jams gave a better flavor to the tarts. We recommend a whole-fruit preserve. If you don’t have apricot preserves on hand, marmalade would make a great substitute.
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Moroccan Spiced Lamb Stew from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

A vibrant blend of Moroccan spices makes a perfect complement to lamb and apricot stew. Ginger, cinnamon, salt and pepper mixed with aromatic nutmeg and cloves make this warming stew both homey and exotic. Lamb is commonly used in Moroccan cuisine, and marries well to this blend of spices. Let the stew come together in the slow cooker, and make your rice in the rice cooker, to create a meal that looks and tastes like it was prepared by a world-traveled chef. This recipe would also be good with chicken, and quinoa could easily be substituted for the rice.

Moroccan Spiced Lamb Stew from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 

 


Slow Cooker Moroccan Spiced Lamb Stew
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, halved, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 lbs. boneless lamb, cut into 2-inch pieces
8 carrots, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 bag (6 oz.) dried apricots, chopped
2 cans (15.5 oz. each) chicken broth
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
ections
Heat olive oil in stovetop-safe Slow Cooker cookware over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, cook 2 minutes. Remove to a bowl.
Add half of the lamb; brown on all sides. Remove to bowl. Repeat with remaining lamb.
Add remaining ingredients; stir until well blended.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
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