Thursday, January 10, 2013
Crock Pot Roast
To seasoned cooks, making a pot roast is one of the simplest of meals, especially if making it in a crock-pot...however I am often approached for help on Facebook by young women and moms who are just starting out learning the most basic of things...even spaghetti can be a challenge when it's your first attempts at cooking. So here is my simple but delicious "Crock Pot Roast" recipe :-)
I use a large oval-sized crock pot. For this simple recipe I'm going to make it super, super easy keeping my beginners in mind!
Place a 1 lb. package of baby carrots, 4 or 5 onions cut in chunks, and 1 1/2 to 2 lb. of new potatoes cut into 1 1/2" chunks WITH SKINS ON, into the crock pot. (I keep the skins on potatoes whenever possible because much of your nutrition is in the skins and it adds body as well. I even enjoy keeping them on when making mashed potatoes, though many people would not care for this.) Mix it all up with a large spoon and spread them evenly making a "bed" for your meat. Coat all sides of a 2 1/2 lb. beef roast with seasoned meat tenderizer. (What's nice about pot roast is that even an inexpensive cut of beef ends up absolutely scrumptious!) Place the meat on the "bed" of veggies. Next, using generic brand A-1 steak sauce (much cheaper,) I mix 1 cup of the steak sauce with 1/2 cup of water and pour it all over the meat and veggies. Next I add 1 cup of Italian salad dressing (again a bargain brand works fine) and pour that all over as well. Then I sprinkle on some garlic salt according to taste, about 2 tsp. of black pepper and a light sprinkle of Italian seasoning. Cover the crock pot and cook for several hours until your meat is tender. That's it! Easy and very tasty. It can be served as is, or over noodles.
2 1/2 lb. cut of beef
1 lb. package of baby carrots
4 or 5 onions cut into chunks
1 1/2 to 2 lb. new potatoes,skins on, cut in chunks
seasoned meat tenderizer
1 cup A-1 or equivalent steak sauce
1 cup Italian salad dressing
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