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Slow cooked pot roast

January 12, 2009

I made this some time ago and forgot to post it. I keep doing that! Oh well, better late than never, right?

I’ve always wanted to find new and easy recipes for the slow cooker. I love coming home at the end of a work day and smelling dinner already cooked and ready to serve. I prefer those recipes that require little more than just plopping all the ingredients in the cooker and turning it on. If it requires browning and sauteeing and all that BEFORE I even put it in the slow-cooker…I lose interest.

This is one of those plop-it-all-in-and-turn-it-on recipes. We used local, pasture-fed beef for this, and organic veggies, and it turned out sooooo good. Just fall-apart tender, simple, and comforting.

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 8 medium carrots, cut into thirds
  • 2 medium onions, each cut into 8 wedges
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 beef chuck roast (3 pounds), trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

In slow cooker, stir together cornstarch and 2 tablespoons cold water until smooth. Add carrots and onions; season with salt and pepper, and toss.

Sprinkle roast with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; place on top of vegetables, and drizzle with Worcestershire. Cover; cook on high, 6 hours (or on low, 10 hours).

Transfer roast to a cutting board; thinly slice against the grain. Place the vegetables in a serving dish; pour pan juices through a fine-mesh sieve, if desired. Serve roast with vegetables and pan juices.

Makes 8 servings.

Source: Everyday Food website.

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4 Discussion to this post
  1. weezie says:

    if you want to go into comfort food overload, boil a quick pot of egg noodles as a side dish–they will absorb the juices and this alone is a great snack, or meal. and i like a can of baby peas tossed in the pot roast as well… the touch of sweetness and green really ties everything together!

    thanks for this quick one, pc.

  2. Crystal says:

    You know, I almost tossed in some peas for good measure! I like the noodle idea…I’ll definitely have those on hand next time we make a pot roast. :)

  3. Sicilian says:

    My favorite meal is a slow cooker pot roast. . . . I like the roast to be so tender it falls apart.
    Yours sounds yummy too.
    Ciao

  4. Amy O. says:

    yumminess! Last time I made pot roast I used turnips. Who knew turnips were even slightly tasty….worth a try.

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