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Easy Crock Pot Pot Roast

Updated on December 17, 2010

Crock Pot Pot Roast

Pot Roast is perennial favorite. It is a true comfort food. Crock Pot Pot Roast is an easy way to have a delicious and comforting meal. With a crock pot you simply prepare your ingredients in the morning (or even the night before) , combine in the pot and off you go. At the end of a long day you return home to the glorious smell of pot roast and the comforting knowledge that dinner is served! Two recipes have been included. One uses only canned soup and package soup mix so it is great for days when the cupboards are bare. Both are quick, easy and satisfying meals.

Choosing the Roast

Crock Pots seal in moisture and create tender and flavourful roast from even the leanest cuts of beef. This is great news for your health and budget! Leaner cuts of beef are usually unsuitable for a roast because it is the fat layer that keeps the roast moist during long hours in the roasting pan. However, the crock pot seals the moisture ( and flavour) inside and there is no need for fat on the roast or your waist. A lower priced chuck roast with very little fat will emerge from the crock pot moist, tender and flavourful!

Storing the Roast

Roasts can be stored unopened in the refrigerator for 3- 4 days before cooking. For longer storage the roast should be re wrapped in heavy duty aluminium foil or freezer safe plastic bags. Ensure that all the air has been pressed out and seal tightly. Label the wrap. A roast can be stored this way for 6-12 months in a freezer of 0 degrees or colder. Crock pot cooking offers the advantage of being able to cook roast straight from the freezer so your crock pot pot roast can be done truly last minute.

Crock Pot Pot Roast Recipe

What You Will Need:

1 onion

2 cloves garlic

4 pound roast

2 teaspoons salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

½ teaspoon dried rosemary

½ teaspoon dried thyme

¾ cup red wine

For Gravy:

3 tablespoons flour

¼ cup water

Chop onion and garlic and put into crock pot. Place the roast on top. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme. Pour in the red wine and cover crock pot. Cover and cook on high setting for 5 hours.

Remove the roast from the crock pot and place on a serving plate.

Take 2 cups of the cooking liquid from the crock pot and place into a saucepan.

Stir together the flour and water until smooth. Add the flour/water mixture slowly to the cooking liquid. Continue to stir while bringing to a boil. Reduce to a low heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Slice the roast and serve with gravy. Enjoy!

Crock Pots Under $25.00

Crock-Pot SCR300-SS 3-Quart Manual Slow Cooker, Silver
Crock-Pot SCR300-SS 3-Quart Manual Slow Cooker, Silver

Great deal for small families. Priced under $15.00. Can cook a 3 pound roast.


When the Cupboard is Bare Crock Pot Pot Roast

This recipe uses only canned soup and packaged soup mix so you can create a wonderful home cooked meal even when your cupboards are bare and you have no time to run to the market.

What You Need:

1 small roast

1 can of mushroom soup

½ - 1 can of water (use the soup can). The amount of water used depends on the amount of gravy you desire.

1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix ( or any brand onion soup mix)

Seasoning to taste

Combine all the ingredients in crock pot. Place the frozen or thawed beef roast into the mixture. Cook 5-8 hours on the high setting.

This crock pot pot roast is great with rice or dinner rolls and a green salad. A home cooked dinner really does not get much easier! Enjoy.

Programmable Crock Pots

Crock pot cooking is simple and easy. If you want to make crock pot cooking even more convenient then purchasing a programmable crock pot is the way to go. Three of the top rated brands making programmable slow cookers are Crock Pot, Cuisinart and Hamilton Beach.

Both the Cuisinart and Crock Pot programmable cookers have three temperature settings and digital timers which can be set for the desired cooking time. After the cooking time is complete the cooker will automatically shift to the warming function. These cookers prevent overcooking or burning by automatically switching to warm mode until you arrive home and are ready to eat.

The Hamilton Beach models have the most versatility. They provide 3 cooking modes. The first is the programmed mode where you select the cooking time and the cooker automatically shifts to the automatic keep warm setting once the cooking time is complete. The manual mode allows you to use the cooker in the traditional manner by selecting either a high or low setting and does not use the timer function.

The third mode is used for cooking large cuts of meat. A probe, inserted into the meat, monitors the internal temperature and switches to the automatic warming mode when the meat is fully cooked. The probe mode ensures that larger meats cook precisely and never get over cooked.


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    • Autumn Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Autumn Lynn 

      7 years ago from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

      I tell you my crock pot has become a near addiction. My kids actually prefer things cooked in the crock pot so most of my recipes are now just adjusted slighty and popped in the crockpot. There still is something special about a roast or a big bird coming out of the oven. Hope you enjoyed yours!

    • Treasuresofheaven profile image

      Sima Ballinger 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      I can't believe this Autumn Lynn. I just put my pot roast in the oven -- had I read this first, I would have put my roast in my crock pot. You certainly have provided good information to cook my next pot roast. Thanks, and Merry Christmas!


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