Mar 11, 2013

Easiest Pot Roast EVER - MPM

Over the next couple of Mondays I will be sharing some of my favorite recipes.  Mostly because I haven't shared much and I have literally a hundred on my computer just waiting to be posted.  Except for the one I am sharing today.  It's not in my "recipe" folder on my computer mostly because I don't need a recipe.  It's that easy.

Pot Roast is not a family favorite, (okay, I admit it, I don't like it ever since I got the stomach flu once on the same day I ate a large helping of Pot Roast... can't un-smell that) so I make it once every couple of months 2-3 times a year... mostly in the winter.  One of the my main complaints is that it makes the whole house smell like pot roast.... gets in my hair, settles on the beds.  I resolved this complaint by cooking it in the slow cooker (crock-pot), in the garage - which is also a good idea for using your slow cooker in the summer time.  Put it out in the garage and it won't heat up your kitchen.

I digress.  So, even though it's not my favorite... it does make a delicious, tender, fall-off-your-fork roast that makes wonderful BBQ Shredded Beef sandwiches for leftovers.

Simple Beef Pot Roast

2-3 pound chuck roast (Or pork shoulder)
1 envelope of Lipton's Mushroom-Onion Soup Mix
1 cup water

Place roast in slow cooker 
Dump soup mix on top
Pour water in bottom of slow cooker

Cook on high for 6-7 hours, Cook on low for 10-11 hours. (If making a pork roast, cook on low for 24 hours... makes shred-able meat for enchilada fillings, pulled pork sandwiches etc.)

Add additional water if cooking on high in the last 2-3 hours.  Use drippings to make delicious mushroom-onion gravy. 
Serve over Mashed potatoes, Rice or Couscous, with a side of veggies and fruit.

This week's menu:
Pot Roast
Burritos (with left-over beef seasoned with taco seasoning)
Chicken and Cheesy Pasta
Homemade Pizza
Tortilla Soup
Kid's Choice (usually processed crap!)

Linking up! ------> Look over there for a complete list!

What about you?  What are your go-to recipes that are family favorites??


  1. I've been wanting to try this in the crockpot. It definitely sounds easy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Thought I'd come by and check you out. Debbie @

  2. ...and I am also following your blog now through the Monday Mingle. Debbie @


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