This is probably one of the easiest meals to make. It really simplifies things by allowing you to make it the night before in the Crock Pot, if you wish.
The other night, I just so happened to have everything I needed already. I put all the ingredients together in the crock pot and had a yummy meal ready for us later that day. Done and done.
Let’s break it down so you can make this perfectly simple pot roast yourself.
The trick to tender meat is to cook it on low for a longer period of time rather than on high for a faster amount of time. This is why it’s good to either make it the night before and let it cook on low while you’re catching some Z’s or you can start it in the morning before you start your day and it will be ready right at dinner time.
This recipe can really be adjusted to what you have in hand. That’s the good thing about slow cooker meals, you really can make due with what you have.
Perfect Slow Cooked Pot Roast
1 Chuck Roast (4lbs works best)
2 Onions (I used sweet)
4 Carrots, Chopped(more or less, preference)
2 – 3 cups Beef Broth (enough to reach top of roast)
7 Red Potatoes
1 Stalk of Celery, Chopped
1 package of Onion Soup Mix
Salt & Pepper to taste
Some may say to brown the meat first in a little olive oil in a pan. This is optional although I like the flavor it gives the meat. If you do this, add a little salt and pepper to the meat before browning.
Cut the red potatoes and peeled onions in half and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add the chopped celery and carrots.
Place the Chuck Roast in top of the vegetables and pour in the beef broth. Pour in enough to reach the top of the meat. Sprinkle the onion soup mix on top and add a little salt & pepper if you’d like. I also add a little garlic powder.
Some may also add a splash of red wine, to each their own!
Put the lid on and let it cook for about 8-9 hours on low. Although I recently cooked mine for 10 hours and then kept it warm for 2 hours and it was PERFECT. As long as there is enough liquid, I can’t see it really being that much of a difference.
If you don’t add the vegetables in with it, you can make some mashed potatoes and use the gravy that is created from the soup mix, broth & meat. It’s pretty yum.