My Favorite Family Recipe
This is my favorite recipe growing up. Share it with your family!
Once I got married and was accountable for Sunday dinner for my little family, I was super intimidated by pot roast... until I discovered that I could make it in my CROCK POT. Hooray! Sunday dinner was always the best meal of the week growing up at my home... and pot roast was one of our staple Sunday meals. And when you feel ready, try the homemade gravy recipe... it took me a few attempts to get it just right. And let's be honest, this is easy you could make this any day of the week.
The simplest way to cook a pot roast - in the slow cooker! This no-fail recipe turns an wonderful dinner every single time out. Fall-apart roast cooked together with carrots and potatoes, ready to eat when dinner rolls around and thrown together in the morning. My husband would think that he had died and gone to heaven if he came home from work and found this waiting for him. I promise you, this is the easiest and yummiest pot roast recipe. You just can not mess up this. Make sure your home security systems turned on, because people will want to come in and steal your pot roast if you are gone while it is slow cooking!
Step 1: Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat. Pat beef with paper towels and season all sides generously with salt and pepper. Sear beef in the saute pan until a nice crust forms.
Step 2: Place beef in crock pot. Don’t drain the drippings. Add carrots, onions, potatoes and garlic to the pan and saute for 3 minutes.
Step 3: Pour in the diced tomatoes and stir to combine. Arrange vegetables over the beef in the crock pot. Dissolve bouillon cube in beef broth and pour it over the roast.
Step 4: Cook on low 7-8 hours.
Step 5: Pour all the liquid out of the crock pot into a small or medium saucepan. Let simmer over medium low heat for about 5 minutes. Mix butter and flour together in a small bowl and mash together with a fork until well combined.
Step 6: Slowly stir the mixture into the liquid until starting to thicken.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH POT ROAST:
Have this meal with the sides of carrots and potatoes, to compliment your well made pot roast!