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??

2 comments:

  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 @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

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

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