Sunday, November 22, 2009

Crock Pot Cooking: Pot Roast

Jake and I got a slow cooker for a wedding gift from some relatives. I have been excited to use it for some time and now that we are in the house and unpacking everything it made itself present and reminded me that it was time to use it!! I've seen many recipes I wanted to use (the next on our list: beer cheese fondue) but the one below won out for Thursday's dinner.

I got this recipe from All Recipes and messed with it a bit to suit our tastes. I'll insert in italics what we changed so you know. It was probably the best dinner we've cooked for ourselves and was GREAT because Jake threw everything in Thursday morning before class and it was done as we got home.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Cook time: 9 hours
Feeds: Four


2 lbs (boneless) chuck roast
salt/pepper to taste
1/2 packet dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup water (one can beef broth, can sized amount of wine)
1-1/2 carrots, chopped (about 20 baby carrots)
1/2 onion, chopped
1-1/2 potatoes, peeled and cubed (5 small red potatoes, quartered)
1/2 stalk celery (we omitted)
2 cloves garlic, chopped in large pieces

1) Take chuck roast and salt/pepper to taste (we also used minced garlic and Montreal Steak Seasoning here). Brown both sides in a large skillet over high heat (it sears it, locking in flavor)

2) Place in the slow cooker and add soup mix, water (or beef broth/wine mixture), carrots, onion, potatoes, and celery (and garlic, if desired)

3) Cover and cook on the low setting for 8-10 hours


Ashley said...

Oh how I love slow cookers! It's always awesome to come in from a day at work to food already cooked all while no one was at home!
This looks so good. One of my favorites would have to be crock pot pizza. Yep. Pizza, pizza just doesn't have the same pizazz as it once did after eating crock pot pizza.

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Unknown said...

Pizza, huh? I'm going to definitely need that recipe. That sounds awesome.


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