Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Slowcooker Pot Roast

Last year we received grass-fed organic beef from a friend, free of charge! #communityminded. We've had everything from london broil, T-bone's, simple hamburger plus other cuts of beef I'd never heard of. The meat has lasted us more than a year, "thank you" to the Spears! In this recipe I get to use the chuck roast.

Below you'll see my ingredients, the roast was about 3.75 lbs, most recipes I found called for a 3-4 lbs roast so this was perfect. I cut the roast in half before I began cooking.

My recipe is adapted from Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Pot Roast Ingredients
3-4lb chuck roast
salt and pepper to taste
1 packet dry onion soup mix (sounds weird but I sift out the dried onions)
1.5 cups water
3 carrots, chopped (peeled or not)
1 onion, chopped
Potatoes (as much as you'd like - peeled or not), cubed
Celery (though I omitted)


  1. Drizzle some olive oil into a large pan, sear the onion and carrots for a few minutes. Set aside.
  2. Season the roast with salt and pepper to taste. Brown on all sides in a large skillet over high heat, about 4 minutes per side.
  3. Place the roast in the slow cooker and add the soup mix, water, carrots, onion, potatoes, and celery (celery is optional).
  4. Cover and cook on Low setting for about 9-10 hours. 
  5. Remove about 1 cup of drippings for a homemade gravy, optional
1 onion, 3 carrots, chuck roast, 4 new potatoes

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