Pot Roast is another one of my favorite comfort food meals. Just the smell of it!!! how is lingers through the house while it cooks, it really is simply the best. We stumbled upon a great sale on Chuck Roasts, so we bought four of them. How can you resist at $5-$6 each ($1.99 price per pound) what a steal of a deal.
So many meals could be made with chuck roast. I use this particular cut of meat to make a lot of different meals for instance my Shredded Beef Taco’s, No Peek Beef Tip’s and my Pot Roast Recipe. This is kind of my fix it and forget it meal. Just toss all the ingredients in the crock pot and forget it. Well except for the veggies I add those the last hour of the cooking process so i don't have mushy veggies.
What I love most about this recipe is that by the time it is all finished and done with it makes it's own gravy. The meat is top notch tender and just falls apart. This is a perfect Sunday meal or if you have guests coming in town. I like to serve mine with white rice my daughters favorite and hot yeast rolls.
I always try to make a special dessert for after the meal it just wouldn't be complete without dessert everyone knows that. If you don't have time to make a dessert fresh fruit or a fruit salad would be just as nice. The complete recipe is at the end of the post. I don't use any particular brand as you can tell by the picture i use generic onion soup mix and mushroom soup.
Perfect every time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I call this my no fail pot roast
No Fail Beef Pot Roast
1 - 2 or 3lb beef pot roast of your choice (I prefer chuck roast)
1 - 10.5 oz can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 - packet Lipton Onion or Beefy Onion Soup Mix (dry)
2 - tablespoons olive or vegetable oil (to sear the meat)
pepper (to taste)
carrots & potatoes
Rinse the roast with water and pat dry with paper towels. Add 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil to a large skillet. Bring the heat up and really get that pan hot.
Add the roast and let it sear for about 5- 7 minutes per side. Add the seared roast to the crock pot.
Sprinkle dry onion soup mix over the roast and add cream of mushroom soup. Cover and set slow cooker on low and cook for 6 - 7 hours. Turn pot roast over about half way through cooking time.
During the last hour of cooking prepare the carrots and potatoes. Peel carrots and potatoes and cut into pieces. I like to par-boil my veggies for about 8 - 10 minutes in a pot of water before adding to my crock pot.
This way the veggies cook all the way through and they are not mushy when the roast is done.
Drain the water off the potatoes and carrots and add to the crock pot the last hour of cooking. Season with a bit of pepper and cover and cook the last hour.
The meat just falls apart and this recipes makes it own gravy. This is so wonderful the next day for roast beef sandwiches, or in flour tortillas or just warmed up and served with some rice.
Cooks Note: If you do not want to par boil the potatoes and carrots before adding. Then just add them the last 3-4 hours of cooking.