Easiest Pot Roast Ever

Easiest Pot Roast Ever

Background and History:

Pot roast is a classic comfort food dish that has been a staple of home cooking for generations. It traditionally features a tough cut of meat slow-cooked with vegetables and flavorful seasonings until it becomes tender and delicious. The “Easiest Pot Roast Ever” is a simplified version of this beloved dish, designed for busy cooks who want a hearty, home-cooked meal with minimal effort.

Serves: 4-6 people

Time:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 4-8 hours (slow cooker)

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 pounds of beef chuck roast
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4-6 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4-6 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 packet of dry onion soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Instruction:

  • Season the chuck roast with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the roast on all sides for about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Transfer the roast to your slow cooker.
  • In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté for a few minutes until they become fragrant and slightly translucent.
  • Add the sautéed onion and garlic to the slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle the dry onion soup mix and dried thyme (if using) over the roast.
  • Place the chopped carrots and potatoes around the roast in the slow cooker.
  • Pour the beef broth over everything in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours until the meat is tender and the vegetables are cooked through.
  • Serve the pot roast with the flavorful juices and vegetables.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: Varies depending on serving size
  • Protein: Around 25-30g per 3-ounce serving
  • Carbohydrates: Varies depending on the amount of vegetables
  • Fat: Varies depending on serving size

Notes:

  • You can customize this dish by adding your favorite vegetables like celery or green beans.
  • Some variations include adding red wine or tomato sauce for additional flavor.
  • Adjust the cooking time based on the size of your roast and the desired level of tenderness.

Allergy Warning:

  • Be cautious of allergies to any specific ingredients used in this recipe.

The “Easiest Pot Roast Ever” simplifies the classic pot roast recipe, allowing you to enjoy the delicious, slow-cooked flavors of a traditional pot roast with minimal hassle. It’s the perfect meal for busy days or when you want a hearty, home-cooked dinner with little effort.