I want to begin by thanking you all for the wonderful feedback from my last post. I had such great comments on Facebook that I feel a wee bit less crazy now! Today will go back to normal programming with a recipe for my favorite pot roast.
It’s exam week here for my boys. That makes me sooooo glad I am not a student and makes me want to serve some good ol’ comfort food. When I think of comfort food I think of a warm and delicious pot roast with vegetables. My grandmother made the best ever. Now that I am the cook for the family I marvel that she was able to get her perfect pot roast on the table for lunch after church on Sundays! That would truly be a miracle for me.
Years ago I got this recipe from my paralegal, Gretchen, while we worked at the State Attorney General’s Office. Lo and behold the pot roast is made in the crock pot so you already know I’m loving it! It is also one of the easiest and most foolproof thing you can make. Honestly, there is absolutely no way to go wrong with this recipe. The original recipe calls for one packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix. I confess I used that for years but have lately begun making my own to cut out any processed stuff I can’t pronounce and any MSG. The extra steps are basically throwing spices together so I promise the whole thing still only takes minutes to throw together.
My Favorite Crockpot Pot Roast
1 4-5 lb beef chuck roast
2 onions, quartered
1-1 1/2 baby red potatoes, clean and halved
8 large carrot, chopped into large pieces (or more – I love the carrots!)
1 can beef consomme
1-2 Tablespoons Homemade Onion Soup Mix (recipe below)
salt and pepper
Option 1: Salt and Pepper chuck roast and sear in a pan coated with olive oil to brown all sides
Option 2: Salt and Pepper chuck roast and place in bottom of crock pot
I’ve done both and like the outcome either way!
Place chuck roast in bottom of crock pot. Sprinkle onion mix over the roast and pour the beef consomme over the top. Top the roast with the vegetables.
Cover the crock pot and cook on low for 8 – 10 hours.
Uncover occasionally and stir the vegetables around. Your pot roast is ready when the meat basically falls apart when you stick it with a fork! It is tender and delicious and your house will smell amazing! Fool folks into thinking you’ve been slaving for hours. . .
Homemade Onion Soup Mix
1 1/2 cups minced dried onion
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon Real Salt
2 teaspoons organic cane sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons celery salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight container.
Now since my own pot roast is simmering in my crockpot and I am posting in Real Time I do not have a photo to share. I would rather share with you the smells that have drifted from my kitchen throughout the entire home. Heavenly.
Please give this one a try when you are in the need (or want) of some good old fashioned comfort food.
Enjoy Your Day!