Slow Cooker Spiced Brisket with Vegetables

My husband and his paternal side of the family were raised Jewish. While we are not practicing the religion, we still like to acknowledge and teach our children about the holidays and traditions. This week is Passover and we wanted to have a special meal to celebrate. The star of the show this time was the Kosher Beef Brisket we got from Trader Joe’s. (I promise I’m not endorsed by Trader Joe’s, I just like it that much. I shop there all the time!)

I found a recipe online that I thought sounded very interesting. It uses a blend of spices I would never have thought would go so well with beef, but it works! The original recipe can be found here. There’s cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, mustard powder, brown sugar, salt and pepper in the rub. At first, I’ll admit that I was unsure as it smelled a lot more like a Christmas Ham than a Passover Brisket.  But, after 8 hours in the crockpot, the flavors really came together and it was great.

Kosher Beef Brisket with Spice Rub

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Cuban Style Pork Roast

This recipe is one that is very near and dear to me and the Kron family. My husband grew up in Miami and lived near his uncle and his wife, who is from Cuba. Boy, can that lady cook! This is one of her recipes that has been passed along throughout the years. This recipe is very adaptable to your tastes and can absolutely be played with. The key is the stuffing of the garlic prior to roasting. You absolutely can not overdo the garlic in this recipe… IT CAN’T BE DONE! I’ve tried. The garlic is where the pork gets most of the flavor so really go to town here.

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