Monday, March 19, 2012

hCG Crock Pot Roast

So I'm on this inSANEly strict diet called the hCG diet.  Thaaaaaat's right...the hormone released in your body when you're pregnant.  I thought it was a bunch of pseudoscience until I researched it.  After about 2 weeks of looking into it, I decided to give it a go.  I've been on it now for 13 days (half way done!) and have lost 12.6lbs. I won't go into specifics here, but basically, you take hCG and eat a VERY low calorie diet made up of only a few different foods.  Again, it sounds crazy unless you go and read the research behind it.  If you're interested, read Pounds and Inches by Dr. Simeon.  

Anyways, since there are only a few foods to choose from to eat on this diet, you food can get pretty bland.  Most people drop out of the diet, not because it's too hard, but because they get tired of eating the same foods day in and day out.  I was starting to feel the same way until I found a great by "Renee".  Seriously awesome.  The dinner I made tonight was so good that I thought I would share it with all of you non-hCG dieters.'s good.  (Click HERE to view the recipe on its original blog)

hCG Crock Pot Roast


  • Steak --I made 2 steaks, but use as many as you want
  • Onion Soup Mix--use the whole packet. (If you're on the diet, Renee has a recipe to make your own so you know exactly what is in it.)
  • Chicken Broth--for 2 steaks I used 1 cup.  Just eyeball it keeping in mind that you want your steak to soak in all that good juice, and that you want enough to make gravy out of.  (Again, Renee has a recipe for this if you're on the diet.  I, however, found a broth at the DOLLAR STORE, of all places, that did not violate my diet rules.)
  • Celery--I used 1 stalk.  Do as many as you want.  They add great flavor to your steak (and gravy), and give you some vegetables.
  • Corn Starch--use about 1 Tablespoon plus water to get it to the right consistency to thicken the liquid.  If you've never done this before, read your corn starch package.  
  • Mashed Potatoes

Ok, so this is so easy!  Put your steak in the crockpot.  Pour the onion soup mix on top.  Then pour your broth on top of that.  Chop up your celery and throw that in too.  Set your crock pot on low.  I cooked mine for about 1 hour and 45 minutes.  It came out with just a touch of light pink in the middle...not much.  The meat was still really tender though!  So yummy.  If you want, you can pour some of the broth on top of the steak as you eat it for extra flavor.  

For those NOT on the diet, make some mashed potatoes and thicken the "meat juices" leftover in the crock pot with your cornstarch.  Makes an AWESOME gravy.  

I love this recipe because it is packed full of flavor and leaves out the fat.  Paul and I love crock pot roasts, but we always put in cans of cream of _____soup.  With this recipe, EVERYONE can eat the same dinner with less fat but all the taste!  LOVE IT.

1 comment:

  1. A blog YOU found… cough, cough…I swear someone else found it and showed you. I can't imagine who that would be…