Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easy Crockpot Pot Roast

**This recipe is not low in sodium. Keep that in mind if you make it & you're watching your salt intake!**

Growing up, I never liked pot roast, but as an adult, it's something that I really enjoy having once in awhile. On nights I have to work late, the last thing I want to do when I come home is cook, so I try to have a crockpot meal waiting. This week I went with a super easy pot roast.

2-3 pound beef roast (arm, chuck, etc. Whatever cut you like)
16 oz bag of baby carrots
1 large onion, cut in chunks
6 potatoes, peeled & chunked
2 packets (1 box) of Lipton's Onion Soup mix
1 family sized can Cream of Mushroom soup (98%FF kind)
About a cup of water

I start with my roast in the very bottom. Next is potatoes, then onions, then carrots on top. Sprinkle on the dry soup mix, then top with the cream of mushroom. Add your water, cover, and cook all day! I cooked for about 8 hours on low heat, but you could cook on high heat for a shorter period if you needed to.

The veggies were cooked perfectly, not too mushy like can sometimes happen! Throughout the day, I had my husband stir it every couple of hours to make sure the soup & water was mixing well & that nothing was sticking. And it turned out perfectly! Yum!

Trying a new recipe tonight, should be posted late tonight or early tomorrow... Mexican chicken chowder!


Jennifer said...

I like the sounds of this recipe! Josh and I got a few roasts with our latest cow from his parents. lol Looking for recipes to cook them - so I'll have to keep this one in mind!

Jennifer said...

I actually messed that part up - but it ended up coming out ok!

You're actually suppose to leave like 5-6 inches of fishing line AND ribbon on each end that way you can tie them both off - and voila! I forgot to leave extra at the end with the needle so I had to improvise, but it worked out.

It's really rather easy to make....but considering I have to do it on TV trays (we don't have a table, ugh can't wait to move) AND the fishing line/ribbon being really long and just hanging it can tangle easily for me.