I grew up eating roasts that had been over cooked and had absolutely no flavour. I remember covering it with HP Sauce and trying to choke it down since I was “forced” to eat it. Two things came from this; A) I am not a huge Roast Beef fan, and B) I will never force my children to eat something they do not like.
I am however someone who loves to cook and is married to a Carnivore of English decent (think beef & potatoes). Plus I want my kids to grow up enjoying a wide range of foods. And so we/I cook Roasts several different ways (indirect grilling, rotisserie, slow cooker, dutch oven) and it always has to have a ton of flavour for me to eat it.
I came across this recipe awhile ago and have adapted it for our family making with vodka, red wine and more recently Cointreau. If you can not find shiitake mushrooms use white or cremini mushrooms, they work just as well and may be preferable for those not used to the texture of a shiitake mushroom.
Tip: You can make this recipe and/or any crockpot recipe the night before. Assemble all your ingredients in the stoneware the evening before and place covered stoneware in fridge. The next morning pull it out, plop it into it’s home, plug it in and get on with your day knowing supper will be ready when you get home. I did this a lot when I worked outside of the house and my first born was in a dayhome.