Thursday, March 18, 2010

perfect pot roast

I'm posting this here so I can remember what I did.
After trial and error, this is my perfect pot roast recipe.

This is for a chuck roast. I don't know the size of mine but it was $12 at Walmart.
(ETA: The recipe says 4 lbs.)

Salt and pepper both sides of roast.
Brown roast in oil in pan until brown on both sides.
Put in slow cooker with 1 cup water and an onion, cut in large chunks.
Cook on high for 3 hours.

Add about 15 baby carrots, I piled them up in the middle of the top of the roast.
Add 8 potatoes, peeled and cut in half.
Arrange all around the side of the slow cooker. Salt and pepper again.
Cook 3 additional hours on low. (Check after 2 hours.)

Pull roast apart with 2 forks. If it pulls apart easily, it is done.
Add more salt and pepper to taste, put on "keep warm" until you are ready to eat.



Mz. Pig said...

Add carrots next time!

TracieClaiborne said...

I did! I forgot to mention those! LOL

Dawn said...

I always add tons of carrots b/x we like them so much. I've also started cutting down on how many potatoes I use and add parsnips and turnips. It tastes almost the same, but the turnips have far fewer calories than potatoes.