Saturday, November 24, 2012

Slow Cooker Easy Pot Roast

I have been "craving" a good ole' Pot Roast in the crock pot for a couple of weeks now so I finally decided to buy the ingredients and make one today!   I have to admit that I have tried 10+ different pot roast recipes and no matter how many steps or what ingredients are called for, they always taste the exact same and leave me wanting for "more".  When assembling the roast this morning, I didn't use a recipe- I just threw some things in the crock pot and let it cook and the hubs and my parents all gave the finished product their approval and said it was delicious!  Of course... I had to share what I did because it was super simple!  Enjoy!

Slow Cooker- Easy Pot Roast
Serves 4-6

  • 2 1/2 Ib Beef Roast ( I used a Shoulder Cut)
  • 4 Red Potatoes (or potato of choice) washed & cubed
  • 2 Medium Sweet Onions, cut into wedges/chunks
  • 2 Celery Ribs, chopped
  •  6 Carrots, peeled & cut into chunks
  • 1/2 Packet Italian Dressing Mix
  • 1/2 bottle Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 3/4 Cup Beef Broth
  • Salt & Pepper
  1. Place Roast in a Ziploc bag or medium sized dish and cover with Zesty Italian Dressing on both sides- let marinate while prepping the rest of the recipe.
  2. Prep all vegetables per above instructions and place in bottom of large crock pot.
  3. Add beef broth, 1/2 cup zesty Italian dressing and 1/2 packet Italian dressing mix to crock pot over vegetables.  Toss well to coat.
  4. Place marinated beef roast on top of vegetables along with extra marinade.
  5. Sprinkle lightly with salt & pepper.
  6. Cook on Low for 7-8 hours or High 3-4 hours of until vegetables are tender and beef is cooked through.
  7. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. This does sound easy and look yummy Melissa. I hope you don't mind me pinning it to try later. Thanks!