You’ll notice, I don’t cook a lot of meat in my crock pot. That’s because I personally don’t eat a lot of it. But with that being said, I do have a crock pot exclusively for making meat dishes for my husband and daughter (if she chooses to actually eat them…she’s not big on meat but knows the doctors orders are necessary).
Today’s recipe is all about the family favourite everyone requests how to cook from me. The pot roast! That big honking piece of beef that most families grew up having on Sunday’s! So, I am going to make it super simple for you. Easy to put together, so you have a delicious beef roast dinner any night of the week with such little work, it’s ridiculous!
Now, let me start by saying, when working with ANY large chunk of meat, LOW AND SLOW is the BEST thing you can do for it. So, keep that in mind when you are planning to cook your roast. You want it to cook at low for a long period of time so it literally falls apart when your fork touches it and it melts in your mouth. There’s no rushing a great roast!
Sunday Beef Pot Roast Any day of the Week!
1-2lbs of baby potatoes (you can use regular potatoes but I find baby potatoes just work better and look better when you present your plates to your family)
4-6 large carrots chopped into large chunks (close in size to the baby potatoes but no bigger)
2 large onions quartered and than halved
1 bunch of celery chopped into large chunks
1 cup of liquid (beef broth, water, vegetable broth, whatever you choose)
Beef Roast (thawed works best but if you need to cook from frozen you can)
Seasonings/Herbs of choice (rosemary works great for meat, dill is another good one, garlic is a most)
Rub the herbs and seasonings you choose all over your Beef Roast, and let sit while you prepare your crock pot. Put the potatoes, carrots, onions & celery in the bottom with additional garlic if you choose to. Add in the liquid, lay the beef roast on top of the vegetables. Put on LOW for 6-10 hours, depending on the size of your roast. Usually takes 8-10 hours for an average sized family roast.
When you remove the roast at the end of cooking, let it sit on the cutting board for 10-15 minutes to rest BEFORE carving it. You want to keep all the juices in it.
Once you remove all the vegetables, use the liquid that is left, to make gravy for the roast! You can literally make it right there IN the crock pot and than serve it all.
***TIP TIME*** Go slow on your cooking time, otherwise your meat will be tough. You can add additional veggies to your roast based on your preferences. Don’t be afraid to add extra liquid if you need to when it’s cooking!