Crockpot Roast

Crock Pot Roast Ingredients:

  • beef roast (I use sirloin tip or eye round, bottom round, top round)
  • bag of baby carrots
  • package of onion soup mix
  • water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Place your uncooked beef roast in the bottom of the crock pot and add a bag of baby carrots, one package of onion soup mix, about 1/2 cup water and salt and pepper to taste.

Put your slow cooker on low and let cook all day. Half way through cooking I flip my roast to get it very tender on the other side. At the end of the cooking time your roast will be so moist it will be falling apart and smell fantastic!!

Alright after a whole day of smelling the pot roast it's time to eat!!

After 8 hours of cooking you have a super tender beef roast with carrots and au jus for dipping. You can serve this as is with a starch or  sandwiches,  sky's the limit!

This is what I do from here. I take out my roast and carrots to rest and put tinfoil over to keep warm. I take the au jus and put in small sauce pan in order to thicken it for gravy purposes.

I take about 2 heaping tbs of cornstarch and mix with a bit of water

Once you add your cornstarch mixture to the au jus and turn your stove on high it will start to boil. Once it boils it has reached its full thickening power so if you are happy with the consistency of the gravy turn off the stove and you are all set to go.  If  you aren't happy then you can  either add more cornstarch mixture or water. DO NOT ADD CORNSTARCH WITHOUT FIRST MIXING WITH WATER!! YOU WILL GET NASTY CLUMPY GRAVY

It should look something like this when done:

I usually serve this meal with mashed potatoes ummm!

Oh also yorkshire puddings!! Perfect little wells in these bad boys to ladle your au jus "gravy"

Please check out the Yorkshire pudding recipe too!

Also I just wanted to say I know this recipe is super simplistic and not gourmet-ish at all! I have tried fancier versions of pot roast. I have made it beef burginion style with fresh herbs and much more steps and elbow grease. I have dusted my roasts in flour and first browned it in a frying pan so that I seal in the juices to make it really tender, and add flavor from the caramelization process of frying the outer roast (it made no real big difference for the amount of effort and mess) I have used fresh onions, fried onions, garlic etc, etc,etc, etc, etc.

This recipe in my opinion is absolutely delicious with minimal effort so why try to change a good thing? I asked my self that after trying various versions of a good pot roast and always come back to this :)

[recipe title="crockpot Roast Beef" servings="8" time="6-8hrs" difficulty="easy"]

Ingredients:

  • beef roast (I use sirloin tip or eye round, bottom round, top round)
  • bag of baby carrots
  • package of onion soup mix
  • water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Place your uncooked beef roast in the bottom of the crock pot and add a bag of baby carrots, one package of onion soup mix, about 1/2 cup water and salt and pepper to taste.

Put your slow cooker on low and let cook all day. Half way through cooking I flip my roast to get it very tender on the other side. At the end of the cooking time your roast will be so moist it will be falling apart and smell fantastic!! (6-8hrs)

Serve with the au jus from the roast. (can use a sleurry of cornstarch and water and thicken the au jus to make gravy...where is the mashed potatoes :)

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