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montana slow cooker roast

a recipe by
Lonna Weidemann
Helena, MT

I've made a lot of roasts as we Montanan's are meat and potato eaters. After adding a little if this and a little of that, this one is perfect and even better the second day.

serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For montana slow cooker roast

  • 2 1/2 lb
    roast -chuck or pot roast
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp
    veg oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 pinch
    salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 c
    chicken or beef broth
  • 1 1/2 c
    veg broth (i use imagine brand from organic store)
  • 8 slice
    fresh mushrooms
  • 2 stalk
    celery cut in chunks
  • 1 md
    onion cut into chunks
  • 3 md
    carrots cut up into chunks
  • 2 lg
    russet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 dash
  • 1
    bay leaf

How To Make montana slow cooker roast

  • 1
    Add 2 Tbs oil to a pan. Sprinkle roast with 2 Tbs flour, one on each side, sprinkle with a pinch of salt, pepper, and then pat on 1 clove fresh garlic on roast as well, then sear. Set roast in slow cooker.
  • 2
    Add 1 Tbs of oil and 1 tbs of butter to same pan. Then add sliced mushrooms, onion and other clove of garlic to pan. Sauté for 5 min. On med. high heat. Then add tomato paste and 1 Tbs flour. Using a flat spatula, pat down paste and mix up, then add broth, continue mixing until blended. Set aside.
  • 3
    Add potatoes, carrots and celery around roast in slow cooker. Then pour broth and mushroom mixture over roast. Add Bay leaf. Sprinkle 1 tsp of pepper and dash of salt on top. Cover and cook for 6 hours on low or longer if you like it falling apart.
  • 4
    When roast is done, take a soup spoon and put liquids from roast in a pan on the stove (you don't need all liquids just the most you can get easily by moving roast and veggies aside. Then in a small bowl, mix 1 Tbs of cornstarch with a few Tbs of the juices until starch is blended. Add to juices and cook on med low until thickened about 10 minutes., stirring frequently. Serve with gravy on top of meat.