Pot Roast family style dinner

Lynn Socko


This is love on a plate. This recipe was edited an updated on 7.9.12

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15 Min


3 Hr


Slow Cooker Crock Pot


4 lb
boneless beef chuck roast
1 small
bag of carrots
onions, sliced
2 c
celery, chopped
flour, olive oil, garlic pwd, onion pwd, black pepper
**red or white potatoes

Directions Step-By-Step

Season your meat pat with flour. Brown on both sides in small amt. of olive.
Use a dutch oven, baking dish with lid, or Slow cooker. Place roast and onion and celery in baking pan. Put in enough water so that it comes about half way up the side of roast.
Bake covered at 350 for approx. 3 hrs. Time will vary depending on size of roast and cooking method. Flip meat after about 2 hrs. adding more water if needed, do not allow all liquid to cook out.
Put carrots in at beginning of cook, if using baby carrots, wait until roast has cooked for about 2 hrs. Baby carrots tend to get tender quicker than regular carrots. Add potatoes when roast is starting to get tender, they should cook for about 1 hr.
Use broth to make roast gravy. Mix 1 c. of COLD water with 2-3 tbls of cornstarch, OR mix about 3 tbsp of flour and same amount of hot water or broth, mix well with fork to make sure all lumps are out. Add to broth after meat and vegetables are removed, stir and cook over low heat till thickened.
Another option is to use about 1-2 tbsp of A-1 after you add the flour or corn starch to add a little different flavor.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Vegetables, Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #roasted, #roast, #veggies