Monday, March 19, 2012

Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

This is the best traditionally flavored pot roast I have ever made. The small amount of finely diced carrots and onions almost dissolve into the broth. I used a bone in chuck roast from our CSA share from Double Check Ranch. I'm sure a boneless roast would work just as well with this recipe. This is an awesome method and I will likely be doing this each time in the future. 

Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast
recipe adapted from Katy She Cooks 
(printable recipe)

2.5 pound bone-in chuck roast
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 medium onion, finely diced, about 1/2 cup
2 small carrots, finely diced, about 1/2 cup
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup beef stock, plus additional water if needed

Season the beef on both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat the oil until it is almost smoking. Add the roast and sear on each side until brown, about 4 minutes per side. Place the roast in the bottom of the slow cooker.

Add the onion and carrot to the oil remaining in the skillet. Saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute about a minute longer, just until fragrant. Pour 1 cup of broth into the saute pan and scrape up any bits that might be stuck to the pan. Pour the stock and the vegetables over the top of the roast in the crockpot.

Only if necessary, add more water, so that the water will be at least halfway of the side of the roast. (I did not need any additional liquid.)

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours. I cooked mine for about 4 1/2 hours on high and it was absolutely falling apart. I then turned the crockpot to warm for another hour or so to wait until we were ready to eat.

When ready to eat, remove the bones and the roast from the crockpot. With an immersion blender, puree the liquid remaining in the crockpot to use for gravy. (You could also do this in a blender.) I only had about a cup or so of liquid, but was able to easily puree it by tipping the crockpot slightly to the side. Season the gravy with salt as needed. Enjoy!

Simple Slow Cooker Pot Roast recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


15 comments:

  1. I've never seen bone in chuck roast, I'm guessing that gives a lot more flavor to the gravy. I'd love this over noodles...yum.

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  2. I love roast in the crockpot!! Simple and delicious.. can't beat that.

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  3. This looks so delish and hearty...perfect for a cold evening...

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  4. You know I love a good chuck roast in the crock pot. I haven't seen a bone-in roast either - I bet that helps impart a lot of flavor. Nice one!

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  5. Making a pot roast is a necessity during the winter day...wait today is the last day of winter and I haven't made a roast yet this year. Time to get busy!! :-)

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  6. what a perfect dish - LOVE pot roast - made one has night!!
    Mary x

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  7. I love pot roast and made in the crock pot, score! Great recipe, I'm pinning;-)

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  8. This sounds delicious. I love meat when it so tender that it is falling apart. I bet the flavor was amazing.
    Mary, please stop by my blog, I have an award waiting for you.

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  9. I like the name of this recipe.....simple and easy, just dump the stuff in the slowcooker and let it do the work. Looks yummy!

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  10. I ate a lot of dry awful pot roast when I was a kid but this looks like the cure for all those bad memories!

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  11. I don't cook pot roast, I couldn't tell you why, but would love to make one soon. This looks so approachable. Great recipe.

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  12. Looks fabulous! I love a good slow cooker recipe!

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  13. I love a fall apart beef roast but it's been too warm for it here lately. That is always a fall/winter food to me and we never really had winter this year.

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  14. Love that this is so simple. Pinned it!

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