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Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe: A Heartwarming Family Favorite

Welcome to the heart of family gatherings and cozy dinners, where the aroma of a slow-cooked Pot Roast fills the air. Today, we bring you a recipe that not only promises a melt-in-your-mouth experience but also simplifies the art of creating a masterpiece in your kitchen. Our Slow Cooker Pot Roast is a celebration of warmth, tenderness, and the joy of sharing good food with loved ones.

There’s something magical about the marriage of flavors in a well-prepared Pot Roast. The succulent Chuck Roast, seasoned to perfection, develops a savory crust while slow-cooking, infusing every fiber with deliciousness. Paired with a luscious gravy, tender vegetables, and a touch of Kitchen Bouquet for that perfect hue, this dish is not just a meal; it’s a culinary symphony. It’s the embodiment of home, a comforting embrace on a plate.

Ingredients:

  • 4 pounds Chuck Roast
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 4 tablespoons Olive Oil

Meat Seasoning:

  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper

Gravy:

  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Low Sodium Soy Sauce

Veggies:

  • 2 pounds Potatoes
  • 2 pounds Carrots

For the End:

  • 3 tablespoons Corn Starch
  • 3 tablespoons Cold Water
  • 2 drops Kitchen Bouquet browning

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Prepare the Roast:
    • Pat the roast completely dry.
    • Combine seasoning ingredients and massage onto all sides of the roast, then coat with flour.
  2. Sear the Roast:
    • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
    • Add the roast and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes until a brown crust forms.
    • Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Prepare Gravy and Slow Cook:
    • Whisk together the gravy ingredients.
    • Pour some gravy into the pan used to sear the roast, scraping the bottom for flavor.
    • Transfer the mixture to a slow cooker, add the roast and any juices.
  4. Prep Vegetables:
    • Cut potatoes and peel/slice carrots.
    • Arrange around the roast in the slow cooker.
  5. Cook:
    • Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours. Resist opening the lid.
  6. Serve Vegetables and Roast:
    • Carefully remove vegetables and roast, placing them on a serving platter.
  7. Prepare Gravy (Continued):
    • Transfer cooking juices to a saucepan or stovetop-safe crock.
    • Bring to a boil.
    • Whisk corn starch with cold water, gradually add to the gravy, whisking continuously.
    • Simmer on low until thickened.
    • Add Kitchen Bouquet for a darker color, swirl in cold butter before serving.
  8. Season and Serve:
    • Season vegetables with salt and pepper if desired.
    • Serve the roast and vegetables with the prepared gravy. Enjoy!

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • For enhanced flavor, sear the roast until a deep brown crust forms.
  • Use low sodium soy sauce for a savory kick without excessive salt.
  • Let the slow cooker work its magic; resist the temptation to lift the lid.

Variations:

  1. Add a cup of red wine to the gravy for a robust flavor.
  2. Infuse herbs like rosemary and thyme into the seasoning mix.
  3. Swap potatoes for sweet potatoes for a hint of sweetness.
  4. Include parsnips or turnips for additional veggie variety.
  5. Experiment with different types of mushrooms in the gravy.

What to Serve With:

  1. Creamy mashed potatoes
  2. Buttered egg noodles
  3. Crusty artisan bread
  4. Steamed rice
  5. Quinoa or couscous
  6. Roasted Brussels sprouts
  7. Sauteed green beans
  8. Mixed green salad
  9. Creamy polenta
  10. Garlic bread

Storage Tips:

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze for longer storage; thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

How Much Pot Roast for Family Gatherings?

  • Plan for ½ to ¾ pounds of chuck roast per person.
  • Adjust based on the number of side dishes and appetites.

How Far in Advance Can I Make the Pot Roast?

  • Prep and refrigerate the roast up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Slow cook on the day of serving for the freshest flavors.

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Pot Roast

Ingredients

Meat Seasoning

Gravy

Veggies

For the end

Instructions

  1. Pat the roast completely dry. Combine seasoning ingredients and massage onto all sides of the roast, then coat with flour.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the roast and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes until a brown crust forms. Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Whisk together the gravy ingredients. Pour some gravy into the pan used to sear the roast, scraping the bottom for flavor. Transfer the mixture to a slow cooker, add the roast and any juices.

  4. Cut potatoes and peel/slice carrots. Arrange around the roast in the slow cooker.

  5. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours. Resist opening the lid.

  6. Carefully remove vegetables and roast, placing them on a serving platter.

  7. Transfer cooking juices to a saucepan or stovetop-safe crock. Bring to a boil. Whisk corn starch with cold water, gradually add to the gravy, whisking continuously. Simmer on low until thickened. Add Kitchen Bouquet for a darker color, swirl in cold butter before serving.

  8. Season vegetables with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the roast and vegetables with the prepared gravy. Enjoy!

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