Pot Roast Recipe

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2010/10/17 09:12:08 (permalink)

Pot Roast Recipe

Hi I was just wondering what some of your crock pot recipes are for pot roast.  Also what type of meat is traditional?  Chuck roast or rump?
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    1bbqboy
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/17 09:18:11 (permalink)
    7 bone roast is what I grew up with, though I've since learned others call
    whatever roast they put in a pot "pot roast".
    Carrots, Celery, Onions, Potatoes, Garlic, and sometimes a can of Stewed Tomatoes for the ingredients.
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/17 09:33:15 (permalink)
    bill voss

    7 bone roast is what I grew up with, though I've since learned others call
    whatever roast they put in a pot "pot roast".
    Carrots, Celery, Onions, Potatoes, Garlic, and sometimes a can of Stewed Tomatoes for the ingredients.

     
    Forget the tomatoes and toss in a good bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/17 09:55:55 (permalink)
    I'll ditch the tomatoes, toss in the wine and use a little tomatoe paste. Also I use a chuck roast.
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/17 10:23:26 (permalink)
    I pour in some Kitchen Basics real beef stock.  Contributes to a richer beef flavor, I think.  Like the idea of a little wine, too.
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/17 11:12:12 (permalink)
    I had a good stew recipe from Cook's that I've misplaced - you could probably cook as a pot roast - what I remember, beef broth, chopped onion, garlic, thyme(maybe). 
     
    It was  made with chunks of chuck roast, about 1 tbs. of quick cooking tapioca, (you really don't taste it)  helped thicken the gravy, and you made a "hobo pack" potatoes, carrots, and I added mushrooms, tightly wrapped in foil and placed on top, otherwise, I guess they get too mushy.  It had a small amount of tomato paste, and with the red wine mentioned by others, should be good.
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/17 12:15:09 (permalink)
    The veggies plus a package of Lipton Onion Soup, a little beef broth, a little burgandy, a little Grey Poupon.
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/17 12:32:59 (permalink)
    I just realized you asked for a crock pot recipe.  I've never had any luck using crock pots for pot roast.  I find the meat gets too "vegetable-tasting," and you still have to brown it first, anyway.
     
    I use an arm roast (AKA arm chuck roast), with a round bone, when I can get it, although these are getting scarce around here, unless I get the beef from the vendor at our local farmer's market.
     
    Needs to be a minimum of 2.5 pounds, and can be larger, according to your needs.
     
    I cook mine very simply.  Wipe off the beef and trim excessive "hard" fat and sinew.  Salt and pepper both sides.  Brown on the stove top in a dutch oven in melted shortening.  Pour off the fat, and return the meat to the dutch oven.  Add water to go about 3/4 of the way up the meat.  Cover the pot, and place in a 325-350 degree oven for 1.5 to 2 hours.  Remove from oven; surround the meat with parboiled peeled potatoes and carrots (left whole, or cut in half if very large).  Add more water (I use the parboiling liquid) to cover the vegetables and the meat about 3/4 of the way.  Put the cover back on; return to the oven, and cook for another hour or so until everything is tender.
     
    Yes, it is "plain," but if the beef is good, it is delicious.  This is the way my mom cooked it -- no herbs, no onions, no celery, no wine, and no tomatoes.  And we never thicken the jus -- just serve it forth in a bowl, to ladle over the meat and vegetables, to taste.
     
    I think it can also be cooked entirely on the stove top, but I've never done it that way.
     
    The meat is great cold, either thinly sliced, or added to soup.
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/17 13:03:50 (permalink)
    It's unnecessary to brown a roast before putting it in a Crock Pot.  Mine turn out beautifully, and my beef tip chili turns out great, too, with no browning.   Just an opinion, but if I have to use any other pots and pans, it defeats the purpose of using the Crock Pot.  
    post edited by MellowRoast - 2010/10/17 13:06:16
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/17 13:13:32 (permalink)
    I like the idea of that hobo pack.  I'm gonna try that tapioca idea next time.  
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/17 13:35:09 (permalink)
    M- sounds good, let us know how it turns out.
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/17 22:13:20 (permalink)
    but the mushy vegetables are the best part of a pot roast." />
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/18 00:17:55 (permalink)
    Peel carrots, chop off ends, place in bottom of slow cooker, enough to cover the entire bottom.
    Place boneless beef roast on top of the carrots.(I don't eat enough meat to know names of meats & whatnot. It should be made from a cow.)
    Peel potatoes, quarter them, place all around roast, some on top of roast.
    1-2 packets of Lipton soup mix (onion is preferred, but onion & mushroom might be good, too.), rip em open & pour over the meat & tatos.
    Put the lid on the slow cooker. Put the slow cooker on high or low depending on when you want to eat.
     
    Serve with creamed spinach or a green salad, or whatever you like to have with dinner.

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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/19 21:32:00 (permalink)
    Place the following, layering from bottom up in the crock pot:
     
    2 large sliced onions
    6 whole garlic cloves peeled
    Top that with a browned bottom round boneless, fatty very good.  Season it up before browning, I like Lawry's.
    Top that with 1 1/2cups red wine and 1 1/2 cups beef broth.
    Top that with 2 tsp thyme.
    Cover, cook up at least 4-6 hours very low, I'd turn the beef twice.  Enjoy with some boiled white rice.
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/19 21:52:26 (permalink)
    You know, when it comes right down to it, pot roast is hard to beat when comfort food comes to mind.
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/19 22:04:02 (permalink)
    MellowRoast

    You know, when it comes right down to it, pot roast is hard to beat when comfort food comes to mind.

    I'll agree. Its my favorite way to eat a roast.
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/24 14:36:48 (permalink)
    Rumaki,
    I agree, i do not like pot roast in the crock pot, I much prefer the "roasted' flavor of slow roasting in the oven.
    I make my pot roast(2-4 lbs bone-in chuck roast) very much in the same way you do, but I dredge in flour as well as salt & pepper.  I brown the roast in a heavy frying pan(save the pan with all the fond(brown goodies on the bottom), then put the roast in a roasting pan, surround with quartered, peeled russet potatoes, peeled carrots, peeled(don't remove the root end) quartered yellow onions, celery stalks.  Cover with foil,roast at 325 for 2 hours or until meat is tender, uncover & continue roasting 20-30 minutes  until veggies are browned.  Remove meat & veggies from pan, make gravy using  the original frying pan & the roasting juices.
     
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/24 14:50:21 (permalink)
    root end? This is the secret?
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/24 15:41:55 (permalink)
    I  see I am not the only person who prefers roast beef roasted in the oven.  I usually use one of the roasting bags, adding onions, potatoes, celery, garlic, carrots, a little water  and a bit of tomato paste if I have it on hand.  The one and only time this has not turned out good was when I made it for a friend and her family when her father was ill.  She later told me that it tasted really good after her mother cooked the meat  some more in a pressure cooker and added the veggies to make beef stew.  I was very embarrassed, maybe i just bought a really tough roast to begin with. I no longer buy roasts at Kroger, and have not had any problem with a tough roast since then.
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/24 17:26:30 (permalink)
    bill voss

    7 bone roast is what I grew up with, though I've since learned others call
    whatever roast they put in a pot "pot roast".
    Carrots, Celery, Onions, Potatoes, Garlic, and sometimes a can of Stewed Tomatoes for the ingredients.

     
    Nearly impossible to find a "7 bone" roast in Dallas with the actual bone still in the roast at regular markets.
    I'd have to go to a real butcher for that. And there are very few around town.
    But, your recipe is a "can't fail" one for a slow cooker.
    post edited by Twinwillow - 2010/10/24 17:28:04
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    Re:Pot Roast Recipe 2010/10/26 07:40:52 (permalink)
    bill voss

    root end? This is the secret?


    Yes, if you keep the root end on(clean off all the roots) & cut through the root the pieces of onion will stay together after cooking.
     
     
     
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