Slow Cooker Pot Roast and Gravy Recipe
Big Pine Lodge Pot Roast
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
This is great for people who get home for work and want a meal that took someone else all day to cook. That someone else is your slow cooker.
1 English cut pot roast or any large chunk of red meat you have in your freezer. Yes, that’s right, frozen. I throw a couple of slices of onions on the bottom of the slow cooker, place the frozen meat on top, sprinkle it with Lowry’s seasoning, put a couple more slices of onion on top and pour a bottle of Heinz Chili Sauce over all. Fill up the Heinz bottle with water, swish it around and pour it carefully into the slow cooker, not disturbing the thick sauce on top. Set the cooker to medium and go off to work. Got 5 more minutes before you have to leave? Then quick cut some potatoes into large chunks and toss them in, too. Carrots? Sure.
Come home from work and the house smells great. Make the gravy – I use an old Tupperware shaker and put about a ¼ cup (I don't really measure) of flour in it and add a ½ cup of cold water. Shake it a bunch and pour it into the cooker. Stir and it should thicken right up. Done!
Debra Chapoton - author of the Big Pine Lodge book series - available on Amazon
Slow cooking gives you time to read with your kids
The ancient clock ticked when it should have tocked and Tommy slips into another dimension - a world of riddles, strange creatures and weird adventures. He finds his way home, but who or what follows him back? From Big Pine Lodge Books for kids ages 8 - 12.