One of the most delicious slow cooker recipes that’s healthy and incredibly easy to make is pot roast. It can feed a whole family and quite affordable, too. In fact, the “set it and forget it” method allows a busy person to prep, dump the ingredients in the slow cooker and walk away.
Pot roast has been the star of many Sunday family dinners. It’s perfect for a chilly winter day or a rainy weekend. Heck, it’s a terrific dish any day of the week.
Because pot roast uses a tougher cut of meat, the chuck, it’s more affordable. Believe it or not, the tougher the cut, the better the final dish will be.
Butcher Box recommends cooks choose a tough cut with an abundance of marbling woven throughout. A boneless chuck roast has a significant amount of marbling and comes from the shoulder above the short rib of the cow. In fact, some butchers call the chuck a pot roast cut.
Families can modify their pot roast to fit everyone’s preferences, but most involve carrots, onions and potatoes, maybe some slices of celery. The slow cooker is perfect for allowing the chuck roast to simmer low and slow until its extra moist and juicy.
It simply takes a bit of preparation and then it’s into the slow cooker to languish for eight to 10 hours.
4 pounds of chuck roast
3 carrots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1 cup of water
1 packet of dry onion soup mix
Salt and pepper to taste
Prep the pot roast
After chopping up all of the vegetables, pat the chuck roast dry and rub it with salt and pepper (and any other dried herbs and spices you want) before searing it to add extra flavor to the meat as well as to the finished dish.
Pour some oil into a large skillet and quickly sear or brown the roast on all sides in the skillet over high heat, approximately four minutes per side.
Add all ingredients
Place the roast in the slow cooker and add in the soup mix, water, carrots, onion, potatoes and celery. Cover and cook on the low setting for eight to 10 hours.
Cook Jeri Davini shared with All Recipes her special seasoning mix.
“I made a rub of lemon pepper, garlic salt, pepper and paprika. I rubbed the seasonings on all sides of the roast. I also stuck five cloves of garlic in slits in the roast.”
Some cooks opt for using beef broth, wine or tomato sauce for the chuck roast to cook in. Others don’t add any extra liquid, allowing the roast to create its own liquid. Just use whatever tastes preferable to family members.
Either way, this recipe is sure to result in a delicious dish where the roast literally falls right off the fork.
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