Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Mondays are going to be slow cooker (or Crock Pot, if you prefer) recipes. I figure Mondays can be rough, and what’s more wonderful after a long day than walking into a house that smells fantastic, and food that’s ready to dish up right away? We’ll start with a classic Pot Roast.
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
|Cook Time||8 hours|
- 1 3 - 5 pound beef roast
- 5 large potatoes cubed
- 3 carrots cubed
- 4 ribs celery cut in 1/2 inch slices
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 bayleaf
- 9 oz beef stock or Guinness Stout I use Guinness Stout, or another dark beer in my pot roast. It gives it a dark, earthy flavor.
- salt and pepper to taste
- Use a non-stick spray to coat the inside of your slow cooker. Layer the potatoes, carrots, celery and onions on the bottom. Place the beef roast on top of the vegetable layer. Pour the stock or beer over the roast and then sprinkle the dried thyme, salt, and pepper over the roast. Tuck the bay leaf into the liquid near the bottom of the roast. Cook on low for 8 hours.
This is a basic recipe to get you started. You could add other herbs like Rosemary, or Italian seasonings, if you like.
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Ooh, I’d definitely like to try a stout instead of stock or broth. Am going to try to remember this next time I buy a roast!