Thursday, September 6, 2007

Pot Roast

To go along with my fall baking, see the cinnamon rolls post below, I decided it was time for the first pot roast of the season. Pot Roast is one of my favorite things to make in the crockpot. During the year I make lots of variations-Italian Pot Roast or Red Wine Braised Pot Roast but every now and then I come back to the good old fashioned pot roast with onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup. Probably not gourmet, but its good comfort food.

2 Tbsp oil
3 1/2-4 lb chuck roast
1 can cream of mushroom soup (Whole Foods and Kroger's now sell Organic!)
1 1/4 cup water
1 pouch dry onion soup mix
1/2 package baby carrots
6 medium potatoes, quartered or baby new potatoes

Heat oil in dutch oven. Add beef and brown on all sides. Mix water, soup mix and cream of mushroom soup. Add to crockpot. Place vegetables in crockpot and add meat. Cook on Low 8 hours. I also like to season mine with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

1 comment:

The Comin Family said...

Yum!!! I need to add roast to my grocery list. I haven't made it this way in forever!!! Wish we lived closer together so we could have dinner parties together.